I have often asked myself if we (man) are in control of the advancement of technology or are we just getting swept away by it? Has the rate of technological progress gotten to the point that man can no longer control (or even keep track of) the explosion of new and more intelligent devices?
Do we fool ourselves into thinking that the latest gadget or factory robotics enhance and simplify our daily lives or are we becoming more dependent on them? Are we surrendering our freedom, our individuality, our ability to think, to machines?
I’ve been thinking about this quite often lately. There are benefits and pitfalls to all forms of progress but the trick is to keep the genie in the bottle…to maintain perspective while inundated with the latest advancements in technology.
Think about it…do we really need a phone that can control our appliances while we’re away from home?
I’m interested in your thoughts on this subject. Leave a comment…share your opinion!!