The question, “Has technology gone too far?”, comes up all the time, and it really is an interesting subject to discuss, there are many different arguments you can make for, and also many arguments you can make against technology. Overall technology will always be good because, technology gives us knowledge, it makes life much easier, and even the most dangerous things will always find a place they belong. As humans, we all have an unavoidable urge to obtain all the knowledge we can, and without the technology we have, it will not be possible, and if it weren’t for knowledge, we wouldn’t really have any place in this world at all. Why do we have technology? Humans use technology simply because it makes life easier, with technology we can communicate much more easily, we can get from one place to another very quickly, and also the food we eat id brought to us by technology, so without technology everyone’s lives would be much harder. Arguably the biggest argument against the advancement of technology is that it will eventually destroy us. In the TED Talk we were given the example of, nuclear energy. It was invented purely for destructive purposes, and that was the original use of nuclear energy, but instead of using it only for bombs, we started using it in power plants as a much better energy source than what we had before. In the end, without technology all our lives would be unimaginably different, and I believe with the advancement of technology, we will be able to solve all our current problems, and life would be much better for us.
“Technology has its own agenda, it wants to give us things, and what it gives us is basically progress.” (10:48-11:16)