Resistance is Futile

Technology is supposed to be our friend. It will break the chains of labour and free us to pursue lives of creative freedom. Technology is going to open up a brave new world of equality and opportunity. It has provided revolutionary benefits in areas like agriculture and medicine but is failing miserably in many others. 

Technology is used to manipulate public opinion, turning public debate and policy away from truth, logic, love and compassion towards lies, fear, hatred and selfishness. We spend time feeding our screen addictions at the expense of those around us. Relationships suffer. What little social conversation exists veers towards the latest series we've binged watched rather than exploration of topics rooted in the reality of our lives. 

Technology is not some ominous, amorphous unknown. We have created it. We allow it into our lives. We are technology. 

But is resistance futile?

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  • Krys

    Krys St Marys

    We do need to think about technology. Unfortunately the rate of change in technology and often the technology itself conspire to lessen our opportunity and even ability to think. We have become robots ourselves! It's been coming on for a long time but I especially blame cars. How did it become the cyclist or pedestrian's fault that a car hit them?!?!?!? When did people in charge of a dangerous and powerful machine get to dictate how our cities and society develop and where most of our public monies are spent?

    We do need to think about technology. Unfortunately the rate of change in technology and often the technology itself conspire to lessen our opportunity and even ability to think. We have become robots ourselves! It's been coming on for a long time but I especially blame cars. How did it become the cyclist or pedestrian's fault that a car hit them?!?!?!? When did people in charge of a dangerous and powerful machine get to dictate how our cities and society develop and where most of our public monies are spent?

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