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mathematic     Mon, Jul 20, 2009  Permanent link
I don't know about it destroying us but Technology is defiantly making us a little lazy. I guess it depends on the content in how we use it and the purpose in how we develop the new.
nagash     Wed, Jul 22, 2009  Permanent link
Blame you, Massive Dynamics!
number28     Thu, Aug 27, 2009  Permanent link
Technology is redefining man, transforming our modis oprandi. We decide the direction technology persues and we are responsible for the repercussions.
Fast T     Thu, Aug 27, 2009  Permanent link
Technology is a word that describes something that doesn't work yet (Douglas Adams).
number28     Thu, Aug 27, 2009  Permanent link
more on this
bpwnes     Fri, Sep 4, 2009  Permanent link
I like to think of technology as evolving man. Now what we evolve into is what we must be wary of...
illuminatiscott     Fri, Sep 4, 2009  Permanent link
I think that technology is perhaps the sole measure of human advancement. We are - at least as individuals - only barely more selfless, compassionate or thoughtful than we were millenia ago. But we have gone from fire to nuclear fusion, from crossing rivers in boats to breaching interstellar space, and from gathering berries to genetically engineering crops.

Agriculture destroyed the hunting-gathering lifestyle of humanity, and we view that as an improvement. Writing eliminated the culture based on storytelling. If modern technology destroys human life as we know it, we will adapt as we have always done, and fashion ourselves anew as something that our descendants will almost surely see as an improvement over what we are now.
AsylumSeaker     Mon, Sep 14, 2009  Permanent link
I think technology is 'destroying' humanity only in the sense that humans 'destroyed' homo heidelbergensis, and that homo heidelbergensis 'destroyed' Homo antecessor, and so on.
Will technology change us into something we can't now imagine or hope to recognise if we saw it? Likely. Is it changing us into something less conscious, less passionate, less inspired, less empathic? I see no reason to believe that.
illuminatiscott     Tue, Sep 15, 2009  Permanent link
I fear that the ability to instantly find all of the pictures, music, movies, and information we want will (whether in the long term or short I do not know) be destructive to human imagination, innovation, improvisation and creativity. I have no idea how complete this will be, but I think it's completely rational to think it will happen to some extent.