I have watched enough Dystopian post-apocalyptic movies to be able to predict that technology will lead to the death of the human race….
I LOVE TECH and I understand how the quality of our lives improves with innovations brought by the advancement of technology. Right now you are there, where you are and I am here, maybe we have never met before and yet here we are; you there reading this sentence on my blog, me over here waiting to hear your thoughts.
Is Technology A Blessing Or A Curse?
The void between us, the internet fills it
That’s the power of tech, creating unforeseen innovation, can you imagine how dark the times would have been had that guy who was crazy enough to fly a kite during a lightning storm had not not done it, we would still be in the dark ages playing with fire and etching out blog post on cave walls.
In a previous post I wrote about apps I cannot live without, that’s what technology does redefines the world that making it almost impossible to imagine how life would be without the tech around us.
As technology progresses are we as humans progressing to or are we regressing? The more we outsource of our existence, to technology the less individualistic we become as tech tends to automate things leading our minds to atrophy the way unused muscles do.
Here is a simple test; off top of your head how many phone numbers do you know? There was a time I used to know a lot of numbers before I owned a mobile phone and now I know far less than I would care to admit.
People are facing unemployment as tech takes over, one machine doing the work many many many men used to do, with efficiency no mistakes and no need to be paid ( for now) We are creating smarter and smarter tech, smarter than us even, machines with AI programs capable of writing fiction novels can you imagine that? Rise of the robot authors, soon we wont even need writers.
The problem with technology is that it has no morals and yet here we are out-sourcing our conscience to tech and of course not forgetting that one guy somewhere whenever a new innovation is released their first thought is
Right, how do I turn this into a weapon or use it as a tactical advantage in warfare
You show them a drone and they want to put guns on it, you show them how to make intelligent prosthetic limbs and they want to make super soldiers. Show them how you want to implant a “smart” microchip in everyone that’s like the last computer or smart phone one will ever need and they will find out if you can use it to mind control people or to spy on them and how thoroughly they can invade people’s privacy, “for their safety of course”
Have I freaked you out? Good…Technology is a blessing but the thing with technology is that the research and development is expensive and the people who pay for those budgets do not do it out of the kindness of their hearts, they have motives, which is why some innovations never see the light of day while others are pushed through with an almost fiendish speed.
Someone shooting cars into space and I am still waiting for a car that uses water as fuel, drones strikes shooting at people and I haven’t seen a drone that finds sources of clean water and drills boreholes, there’s cures for malicious computer viruses and no cures for epidemics wiping out populations.
Until there’s transparency in technology advancement, and we know who or what determines it, the direction is doomed to progress to something inevitable, maybe the machines will rise or we will all just destroy each other, seas will rise as darkness descends, the horsemen will ride and hello apocalypse….