Call me a little nostalgic, but I am really questioning our state of existence in the 21st century. Especially before the turn of this century, humans could still do a lot of work that is now done by robots and artificial intelligence. The rise of both replacing more and more jobs can very well create a crisis that we would have to face sooner or later, and it would be unavoidable. Humans used to interact face-to-face, now all that dominates is social media, and face-to-face contact will not be the same as it ever was anymore. I think the disadvantages of technology and social networking are unavoidable and inevitable, and there are perhaps more bad than good.
a big problem is population. Just because people can have kids. doesn't mean they should. More people means more goods needed. which means in order to appease the masses. We need machinery to produce goods at a faster rate. The cost of running such machinery causes the prices of the goods they produce to go up. people need more money to survive, pay raises go up to support the working man. Taxes go up to support those pay raises. Meanwhile people spent a majority portion of their wages to go towards entertainment. People see that to make enough money to survive. The best route is make devices that make people's lives easier so they can have more time for entertainment.
The class is Pain 101. Your instructor is Casey Jones.
I actually wonder about this myself. The technology of the 10s is great. I love the digital conveniences that this decade has given me. But I wonder if we've gone too far with technology. Even the technology of the second half of the 00s is questionable.
I don't know if we'd want to get rid of the internet but there is a lot of trash on the internet (in my opinion). A part of me wonders if we were better off with the technology that we had before social media, maybe even before the internet altogether.
Either way, the time before social media became big is a different time and I miss those days. We were able to enjoy some of the digital conveniences on the one hand, but on the other hand we weren't yet weighed down by it either. I would say that 1997-roughly 2004 was a really good time.
In the 2020s, do we want the technology of 2005 and later or would we prefer the technology of 1996 and before? Or live with the in-between? It's debatable, I guess.