Many have said that technology is prostituting what is to be human. They say that humans are hunter-gatherers and peaceful creatures by nature. They say that humans are loving and caring and close social species with love for family and friends. We see this in the great apes and our genetics are similar. Whether you are one to believe in evolutionary theory or creationism is really immaterial in the debate of whether humanity is being ruined by modern advances in technology.
But is technology really the reason for the decline in human behavior, wars or even the new anti-social norm amongst the many? Is the problem more with the family unit, society or is it indeed an issue of advancing technologies. What does technology have to do with the decline in ethics? The over all integrity factor in most first world nations is not very becoming of such a purported noble species. If we look at emerging nations, we do not see much better values, so all of humanity seems to be lacking everywhere you look, even where no technology exists.
If this is the case then where is the argument against technology or the future advances in technology in trade for a better humanity? If humans were back in the stone ages, well they would be throwing sticks and stones at each other, back stabbing their neighbors and fighting over tools that they made. They would be stealing each other’s food in their gardens and raping their women and where is the ethics of humanity without technology? There would be no difference would there?
Well it appears to me that very few are honest here this present period and no one seems to be living without hypocrisy, as they all seem to like the little lie they live? Who are you or I or anyone for that matter to tell them they are wrong? And the question remains what does technology have to do with the decline in human morality? What is the difference if one of the cave dwelling homo sapiens, steals from you or a ghetto kid with a gun robs a liquor store? Or a person with an attorney lying about fact, distorting truth and manipulating the law files a lawsuit and takes one of your assets or wins some cash in a settlement agreement? Or a hacker steals your identity using technology, then wires it to another place faster than you can trace where the money went after your bank account is sucked dry? Is it really the technology causing humans a problem or stifling our humanity or what it is to be human in that case?
Besides, technology is a good thing. And if we have the ability to make human societies and civilizations more productive through technology then well, we ought to do it. If we have the ability to streamline, communication, distribution, transportation, education, language, monetary flows or better our infrastructures, then it should be done, for efficiency purposes if nothing else. Then maybe humans will have more time to reflect on their behavior and look in the mirror and decide where they can make personal changes to improve themselves and the world around them, thus technology is a good thing, not bad. Think on this.
Source by Lance Winslow