A Generation of Idiots?
I find the trend of our culture to be distressing. It seems that we are falling more and more into the technology that was once created to give us more time. Now, we seem to be slaved under them. How does it make sense to text someone who is sitting right next to you? Is it that hard to speak?
As we become more bound to the technology we are creating we become more distant to each other and the world on which we live. There will come a day that technology fails us. Will our species be able to survive? There are people now that cannot tell you how to plant a tomato or what one even looks like in an unprocessed state. I find this sad and distressing.
What does it mean for us, that we are so completely dependent upon or technology? I think it has made our minds weak and has taken away our ability to truly understand our world. It seems that people no longer struggle to learn or understand the world around them. Why learn about the clouds? You can just look it up on the internet if you want to know something about those fluffy white puffs in the sky.
But what happens when we have all forgotten about the clouds? Just because it is put on the internet does not make it true. How good at sifting for the truth are these dependent technology humans? Would they know if they were fed nothing but lies? How could they? Wisdom, and the ability to see truth, comes from learning and living. You cannot live with your mind wrapped up in the unreal.
Don’t misunderstand me. I like technology. After all, I am sitting her typing into my computer and putting out more information into the internet. But I struggle not to forget where its place should be. I have a small garden. I look up at the sky. And I most definitely talk to people (whether they want me to or not).
What are your thoughts? Is technology taking control of us? Or is it freeing us?