posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 06:17 AM
The realities of life have changed, even in the most remote locations, humanity is turning its gaze away from the hunter gatherer instinct, and toward
the consumerist ethos.
In my opinion, this makes us weak. Unless these technologies can be introduced without erroding our capacity to do for ourselves, the things that make
us independant, and powerful as a species, I think that thier use should be limited in order that mankind is still able to fend for itself in a world
which may suddenly come under such furious assault from CME and similar solar events, that all our tech may one day collapse.
If such an event happens before we learn to balance our enjoyment and use of technology, with a more strident respect for our bodies and our
environment, the things that have actually kept the species going for as long as we have walked the earth, then we are doomed to either become
extinct, or severly thinned out, as those of us who have been over immersed in technology, and rely on it for much of our daily existance, find
themselves unable to look after themselves, and thier families.
I respect technology for what it can achieve to make life better, and for what it stands for as an achievement of our human race. However, I also
respect nature, specifically the nature that has spawned us, the accumulated millenia of growth of this species. While the use of tools and tech has
improved many things about life on Earth, we must ensure that it does not send us down an evolutionary cul de sac, and leave us up a lava flow without
an asbestos canoe.