Would humans miss technology? Yes.
Could they live without it? Of course.
What would change? We would enjoy climbing trees again, instead of playing computer/video games. I mean, hey, trees are fun
"The plain and simple truth is that humans aren't really as intelligent as we think we are."
...Depends which one you are talking to. Some people are probably ten times smarter than they appear to be. We are intelligent, but we think with
our genitals way too often, which evolution is now beat us with them. Sex drives are getting out of hand, we are starting to mature closer to the
rate of the Pygmys, and we are careless with sex. Viruses are now taken care of us (as it was said that we are viruses). We are our own worst enemy,
in yet another situation.
Humans make technology to combine our knowledge (actually logic, hence logic gates in computers
) over time for the advancement of the future. Of
course, only you can make yourself happy and you must find the lifestyle that makes you happy in order to do that. Anyway, technology is smarter than
us because it is the additions of our intelligence and knowledge.
"Technology of many sorts, while originally designed for the good of the world, has been taken & molded by government and miltary to create a
megaweapon out of it."
Well, that's the best way that you know an idea works, in their minds. If it is physics, then physics will make it blow up. It is a primitive look
at design. Nuclear power works if and when you get a nuclear sized explosion. Stupid? Yes, but it works.
Yes, people fight over territory and religious beliefs. Your religion is probably wrong if you are killing people over it and you must like your
territory being a wasteland if you are fighting for it.
Simple logic.... If you kill people in the name if a peaceful life (religion), then you are breaking the purpose of the religion. If your religion
isn't peaceful, most likely it is 100% man made and doesn't even touch on reality. Secondly, if you fight over a territory, you are destroying that
territory as you fight over it. Look at Vietnam, the conquest of ancient empires, or the World Wars. The land gained was more of a burden than a
blessing. Look at the US. We bought it from Napolean. Problem solved. Of course we fought the Indians (natives) and again, more destruction.
Australia... again, England just moves in and the English people have now evolved into the Australians. When you fight over land, the value is lost.
Of course I don't understand why there is so much fighting for a sandpile in the middle east, but I guess that's based on a religious violence. And
hey, who doesn't like to play in the sand?
"In the animal kingdom, every animal fights for territory, food and mating. Not a single one, other than humans, fight for religious beliefs. Why is
that? Perhaps because they are "intelligent" to realize that beliefs are a waste of time to themselves, and serve no purpose whatsoever."
It is actually because they aren't intelligent to form a mass society. Religion, as faiths, usually aren't bad, but religions are businesses in
reality and therefore have their problems. Actually, if you look at bees, you'll see that they pretty much worship the queen. They fight over
mating and they can get very violent when other bees try to become a part of their hive. These are basic qualities that some people try to say are
religious fights. In truth, they are often fights over animal instincts. You get happy with the life you have, so you try to make sure that no one
changes it or take you from power. As far as I'm concerned, a real religious battle is merely a battle of the mind, while all other battles have
Why does technology have to be a religious war? It isn't. People are happy with life and feel violated by a change, perhaps caused by technology.
If you don't like change, then you are run over by it. People just don't seem to be able to have a smooth transition from one phase to another. It
seems to be in our nature to fight, even if we don't know what we are really fighting for. It's sad.
Apparently you know nothing about history. Religious wars of the past were 1,000 times worse. Have you not heard of the cruisades? Those were
pretty sick. If we go to nuclear war in the near future, it may be the worst war, but the ones of the past, fought old fashioned ways, were brutal,
personal, and disgusting.
Tools are what has always set us apart from other animals. We gained intelligence by use our intelligence. We always have and hopefully always will.
Tools are merely products of our creativity and brainpower. Don't blaim the tool for the corrupt brains that made it. As they say, "a bullet
isn't biased." We have the power to make our thoughts part of our reality, but what we do with our thoughts will reflect what happens in our
I don't believe in patriotism. I was not more patriotic when the trade centers were hit. I felt sorry for the people that perished and even worse
for the families that would live without their spouses and parents. It isn't patriotism that moves us as much as the defense of these people who
lose so much. We abstractly seem to form a blanket of patriotism around an area that we want to protect. I am not like that. I think the world
should be covered in the same blanket, but unfortunitely not very many people would seem to agree... which is a form of selfishness.
"Technology = Government = Knowledge = [Un]intelligence"
Technology= Sumation of possibility and ethics developed by a person/persons
Technology is a shield, a weapon, and a tool for peace. It is our thoughts materialized.