reply to post by DrMattMaddix
A computer can only do what you tell it to do.
Not every software developer out there is trying to invade your space. The majority of programmers I know (myself included) do not want
invade your space.
Your fear of tech is irrational. All it has done is expand human communication. We went from having to send communications by horseback to the
invention of the telephone. The telephone gave us the capability to be able to reach out and speak with someone in an instant, when it would have
taken months just to reach them before.
The telephone was a super, nifty invention but it had setbacks. If an author published a new book, he did not have the ability to stuff a copy of the
book in a telephone to send it to someone. If a scientist was doing research in the field and needed to send files to colleagues on the other side of
the world, he or she did not have the ability to send those files through the phone lines.
The computer, and it's networks, has given us the ability to do the above in the blink of an eye.
I cannot see why that makes computers, or computer related technology evil. As I said, software is just a tool. It will only do what you tell it to
do. The same people who use software for "evil" aims, would still be doing the same "evil" activities with or without computers.
I would like to add that there are other positive ramifications of digitizing human activities. Think of the amount of resources it takes to create
compact discs. There is the disc, the image on the disc, the case the disc is carried in, and whatever cover booklet comes with the disc. If you
bought a large collection of compact discs, you had to make space in your home to keep them in.
We do not have to do that anymore. We can contain entire music libraries in very small spaces, without the need of wasting the resources required in
manufacturing compact discs.
The same goes for books. We can digitally store books, which means we no longer have to waste the physical resources required to manufacture large
amounts of them.
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