Thread: Does our life revolve around technology today?

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    • 8 years 11 months ago
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    Well does it?...
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      Does it?
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        Pretty much I guess... for starters you are using a computer this very moment.
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          It totally makes our lives easier and, in most cases, more enjoyable.
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            Do you think that could be a bad thing though?
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              We need technology. It makes life feel a little less complex.
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                • 8 years 11 months ago
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                Don't you think we could have too much technology to the point where someday it will over power us though?
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                  ^ Thats part of ethics in the scientific world. With the increase rate in basic knowledge in nanotechnology/artificial intelligence is quite possible such thing can happen.

                  But to overpower/margin us entirely is centuries upon centuries from now.
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                    • 8 years 11 months ago
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                    Not in the slightest, my computer and the internet are merely a form of entertainment and my life does not revolve around entertainment.

                    My life revolves around friends, family, my dreams, thirst for knowledge and experiences.

                    Although I'm not a happy camper when my computer is busted.
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                      Except for laptops, which didn't exist when I was a kid, my life doesn't.
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                        Yes, it does. Read 2001: A Space Odyssey, it is, in part, an allegory of how technology changes us. "The toolmakers had been remade by their own tools."
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                          Quote by Felixthecat34213
                          Not in the slightest, my computer and the internet are merely a form of entertainment and my life does not revolve around entertainment.

                          My life revolves around friends, family, my dreams, thirst for knowledge and experiences.

                          Although I'm not a happy camper when my computer is busted.


                          You have a point but I have to disagree. In general terms we don't depend on technology (though some people do because of their profesion) but do indeed revolved around it since you at least have some sort of a technological advance apparatus at some point.

                          Also directly/indirectly is part of and needs to be as so in order to have an advance civilization and go on with the times.

                          The "Not in the slightest" phrase is one sided.
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                            • 8 years 11 months ago
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                            Dyzfunk7ional, I never said my life didn't revolve around tools

                            By the way, I like those points, they were well thought out

                            My take?

                            I consider everything I use beneficial to my society, but if I did not have certain things I would not die.

                            If I had to use my hands to catch a fish, so I could eat, I could do that. See no tools involved (you can eat fish raw.)-technically that's a tool, but it's not technology.

                            If I had to live out in the wilderness I am programmed to do it, and I don't need technology to survive.

                            I wouldn't say my life revolved around technology because I just don't believe it does. It makes life a lot easier in some cases, but that's all. I don't drive and would rather walk to wherever I want to go. So I'm not reliant on cars, I don't need an oven or toaster or microwave to make a snack, I could just eat an apple.

                            I use technology, yes, but that doesn't mean my world revolves around it.

                            Do you understand what I'm trying to say? I just don't spend my day using technology, I'll take a shower, eat something for breakfast and then go sit and relax for most of the day. So I only use technology very few times in my life.

                            The definition of technology, A manner of accomplishing a task using technical processes, methods, or knowledge.

                            To say that man revolves around technology is to say that man has no inherent instinct to survive...we have this, we've just been distracted by tools. If you think this, then please explain the involuntary action of breathing for me and why it needs to be involuntary. It's a survival instinct, which means we have the instinct to survive.

                            Anyway, these are just my opinions.
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                              Quote by Felixthecat34213
                              Dyzfunk7ional, I never said my life didn't revolve around tools

                              By the way, I like those points, they were well thought out

                              My take?

                              I consider everything I use beneficial to my society, but if I did not have certain things I would not die.

                              If I had to use my hands to catch a fish, so I could eat, I could do that. See no tools involved (you can eat fish raw.)-technically that's a tool, but it's not technology.

                              If I had to live out in the wilderness I am programmed to do it, and I don't need technology to survive.

                              I wouldn't say my life revolved around technology because I just don't believe it does. It makes life a lot easier in some cases, but that's all. I don't drive and would rather walk to wherever I want to go. So I'm not reliant on cars, I don't need an oven or toaster or microwave to make a snack, I could just eat an apple.

                              I use technology, yes, but that doesn't mean my world revolves around it.

                              Do you understand what I'm trying to say? I just don't spend my day using technology, I'll take a shower, eat something for breakfast and then go sit and relax for most of the day. So I only use technology very few times in my life.

                              The definition of technology, A manner of accomplishing a task using technical processes, methods, or knowledge.

                              To say that man revolves around technology is to say that man has no inherent instinct to survive...we have this, we've just been distracted by tools. If you think this, then please explain the involuntary action of breathing for me and why it needs to be involuntary. It's a survival instinct, which means we have the instinct to survive.

                              Anyway, these are just my opinions.


                              I understand perfectly and agree with the comments.

                              But in your first/previous post you said "Not in the slightest" wich now you clear it off and agree with me that at some point in your life technology is at bay and revolved in our existence directly/indirectly.

                              As you mentioned we can go on doing many things without it but is still around us and even more nowadays. Mankind does not revolved around tech but it is indispensable for our 21st century.
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                                • 8 years 11 months ago
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                                Well I was exaggerating when I said "not in the slightest," what I meant was that I personally don't spend my day using technology; therefore my world doesn't revolve around it.

                                I actually think that technology revolves around us...if that makes any sense.

                                Would technology exist without us? No, so how could we possibly revolve around it?

                                It reflects the new knowledge we've learned and new discoveries we've made, it reflects society's priorities and in some cases economic and social issues. (For example, in the medieval ages, technology was used to create torture devices instead of anything beneficial to society. We can infer that society was all about war and because of this constant warfare, the economy was terrible.)

                                Anyway, I agree that we are dependent on technology in many ways, but I don't believe that we revolve around it. It doesn't make sense to me because technology is not something that exists without us.
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                                  Interesting topic. I want everyone to think for the second about how they feel when the government took away analog TV and also want you to think back to those nostalgic VHS tapes.
                                  That might explain how technology can ruin us in some way.

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                                  Honestly, I wonder if I am part-technophobic or just a little weird.
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                                    Quote by Old_school_JJ
                                    It totally makes our lives easier and, in most cases, more enjoyable.


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                                      I love the irony of this question.
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                                        Quote by Felixthecat34213
                                        Well I was exaggerating when I said "not in the slightest," what I meant was that I personally don't spend my day using technology; therefore my world doesn't revolve around it.

                                        I actually think that technology revolves around us...if that makes any sense.

                                        Would technology exist without us? No, so how could we possibly revolve around it?

                                        It reflects the new knowledge we've learned and new discoveries we've made, it reflects society's priorities and in some cases economic and social issues. (For example, in the medieval ages, technology was used to create torture devices instead of anything beneficial to society. We can infer that society was all about war and because of this constant warfare, the economy was terrible.)

                                        Anyway, I agree that we are dependent on technology in many ways, but I don't believe that we revolve around it. It doesn't make sense to me because technology is not something that exists without us.


                                        Well we don't revolved around it since humankind didn't have it and survived... it doesn't exist without us but at this level of civilization we are on is indispensable.

                                        When a person wake up in the morning he/she turns on the light... thats some tech right there. Breakfast in the microwave... thats another one... and so on.

                                        Of course humans can survived without it but I guarantee you that it wouldn't be for long having in mind the modern civilization we are in. Even those who live in the woods are not completely free from it.
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                                          • 8 years 10 months ago
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                                          I love my laptop and internet but I'd say no. My wife pretty much forced me to get a new smart phone and the only app I use....the phone. And the last hand held gaming system I owned was a Gameboy. I try hard not to let myself become dependent upon anything.
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