Technology and people. That’s what this blog will be about. Tell me..what do you think when you think technology?
It’s simple….Technology defined is anything is” the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry” (Wikipedia)
It’s true…so we are talking just the application of the knowledge right? Practical purposes?
So technology is EVERYWHERE! It doesn’t even have to be a “something” it could just be the way we talk or how we try to sell something to someone.
Hypnosis is a technology!
My super comfy leather oversized chair is a great piece of technology.
Technology is great! It makes me money!
But wait…is it always great? It can cost people money too…and life…and love.
There is a cost to technology.
What is it?
The loss of our touch with the World. Are we tuned in or tuned out?
Is being tuned into technology of the present time as good as being tuned into nature and the physical world that surrounds us and can easily outdo us?
Where do we falter when using technology?
How’s this for irony?
We use digital technology to learn about trees, grass, Biological things (cancer..etc) but we rarely take the time to get close and see in real life the very things we read of.
When’s the last time you actually touched the bark of a tree? Why does it even matter?
What if the world were to change tomorrow…and you were no longer allowed to feel “touch” sensations?
I bet you that you would regret those times you choose to stay inside and read about trees on computers rather than go experience them with our own natural technology called “The Five Senses”.
If you find yourself aloof of the world without all the gadgetry and schemes to change your mind about weight loss or how to quit bad habits…perhaps it’s time to put the technology to the wayside and get in tune with the living cells that do nothing but live to multiply and survive on this planet.
WE are a part of this place. We are made of cells and the atoms that make us up…are the same ones in the Rocks and Soil we tread upon.
It is absurd that we choose to live in a world where we continue to push technology to higher and higher feats and it is horrid to watch as we slowly let the most amazing technology….LIFE….go by the wayside.
Instead of weeding a garden by hand and understanding the weed and how it lives, we use technology to poison and kill life out of it….and thereby, often times, poisons our own homes, yards and cells at the same time.
The most AMAZING technology is already here. It’s life. It’s me, It’s you. It’s the autotrophs and heterotrophs that surround us.
Why do we strive to beat that? This….is a good question.