Informing Ourselves to Death
- “Technology giveth and technology taketh away, and not always in equal measure”
The effects of technology are not one sided as it can be beneficial and harmful. In some cases, it can cause more harm than good. In other cases, it can benefit the people more than they had expected
- “Technology always has unforeseen consequences, and it is not always clear, at the beginning, who or what will win, and who or what will lose”
However much people claim to know about computers and related technology, they cannot foresee what will happen in the future because of technology. The results can be positive and negative. They can end up benefiting some people while harming others. People learn about the effects of technology once they begin using it
- “We believe because there is no reason not to believe”
People are willing to believe anything because they do not have enough information to dispute the information they get. The lack of information makes them susceptible as they will believe whatever anyone tells them.
- “Nothing could be more misleading than the idea that computer technology introduced the age of information”
Many people believe that there is more information today because of computer technology, but this is not the case. The age of information began long before the invention of computers.
- “The human dilemma is as it has always been and we solve nothing fundamental by cloaking ourselves in technological glory”
Technology does not solve all the problems that people have, and neither does it have all the answers. People have experienced the same problems over the years, yet the invention of different technologies has not helped them to solve them.