posted on Aug, 3 2013 @ 10:53 PM
What a weird little thread. I'm with Serdgiam in that I think
I know what you're talking about, but I'm not really sure of it at all.
My take is that I think you're question is very interesting. However, I don't necessarily see a conflict between technology and progress and emerging
ideas of compassion, justice, equality and the bidding of farewell to old paradigms of power and violence where might makes right regardless of the
consequences to the environment and safety and welfare of all individuals and society.
Technology is progress. Like anything, though, it is a doubled-edged sword with probable unintended consequences. As always, we will have to dip our
foot into the water and figure things out. Sometimes, it'll be too hot and we'll make mistakes and probably suffer for it. Other times, it'll be too
cold. But sometimes, it'll be just right and we'll be able to wade in and reach whatever it is we were striving for. Hopefully, once we do that, we
can write that progress down in our book and move on from there with vital new knowledge.
I feel like technology can condemn us to suffering and regression, but it can also be the one thing we need to make progress. The balance is the
bitch, as always. But given the pervasive issues we've faced as a species on the planet on which we've found ourselves, we don't have too terribly
much else to offer ourselves but the hope that comes with compounded wisdom and the technology that either helps us track that wisdom or helps us find
No question in my mind, though, that we should embrace technology and, even though it's a mine field or all sorts of threats, certainly including ones
of morality and ethics, we should carefully attempt to navigate it to find out what's on the other side. Otherwise, we're just staying where we are
and getting blown to bits like the proverbial moron who relentlessly bangs his head against the wall because he doesn't know of any
edit on Aug 03 2013 by Hadrian because: (no reason given)