Technology's Impact on Humanity

Over the last 200 years technology’s capabilities have been increasing very quickly – particularly so since World War II. In doing so, technology’s relationship with humanity is gradually shifting. The  supportive role that technology had in our human endeavors is bit by bit changing into one that increasingly domineers our human existence.

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Technology – A ‘Giving Tree’?

“Progress has never been a bargain. You have to pay for it. Sometimes I think there’s a man who sits behind a counter and says, ‘Alright, you can have a telephone, but you lose privacy and the charm of distance. Mister, you may conquer the air, but the birds will lose their wonder and the clouds will smell of gasoline.’”

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Blinded By Technology's Benefits

A consensus developed regarding unintended effects of technology use concering our natural environments. Yet regarding effects that impact humanity’s essence, there is still little awareness. In this article three basic trade-offs concerning the human experience are discussed as well as examples of some of the resulting unintended consequences.

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The Power Of Choice

Even in most difficult circumstances we have a choice. Yet regarding technological development – the key area of human endeavor in our times – it is regularly implied, that we have no choice other than to follow the inherent dynamics of technology’s evolution and consume its products. Swiss novelist Max Frisch once remarked, that the dignity of humans lies in free choice.

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