Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:15 pm Post
Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:29 pm Post
Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:51 pm Post
Can our technology feed the evil wolf, most definitely? Can it represent that part of ourselves? I definitely agree it can. But so can a lot of other aspects of our lives--what we eat, purchase, what we say and do all feeds either wolf.
It is our own callousness and greed that is hurting people in third world countries, not any bit of technology. Technology is something PEOPLE use.
...And I think that is really underneath this entire discussion.
So I suppose I'm just not that interested in arguments that take on technology and the evils of it, etc.
But WE are creating that distance, not the technology--through producing it, buying it, desiring it.
But we do have choice as to what we do with it, and to me, that's the heart of the issue.
Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:55 pm Post
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Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:34 pm Post
Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:08 pm Post
AmberV wrote:I concur with your last post, Alex, up to the point of not examining existing technologies in an effort to better discover what these human weaknesses are. Without the examples, you might as well be conducting research without subjects. It is useful to use prior and existing technologies to highlight areas of human tendency (both on the consumption level and the production and design levels), and if we ever mean to grow up as a species to the point where we can responsibly use what we have created, we must look to the present and the past in specific terms. So I don't see it as useless to "rail" against something that already exists, in so far as that does not become the sole argument.
Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:19 pm Post
Studio717 wrote:Imo, the need to communicate is innate to humankind, as is the drive to create tools.
The... sadness... (if you will; I won't call something inert 'evil') of the technology that's been developing since the invention of the telephone is the ephemeral nature of it.
Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:25 pm Post
Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:47 pm Post
Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:51 pm Post
Studio717 wrote:Hi, Katherine,
I wasn't talking about how wonderful all the sharing via tech is - I love that aspect myself. I was talking more about two, three hundred + years hence when so much of the digital information either won't exist or won't be accessible.
We lose so much over time anyway, I was just lamenting that the digital aspect of our lives today will have disappeared for those in the future.
Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:01 am Post
vic-k wrote:As far as the Profs and the scribblers protestations were concerned, I think you can take it as a given, that what you`re referring to, owes more to the influences of ` vested commercial interests`...
Sun Jul 08, 2007 4:23 am Post
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