Re: Positives and negative
Everything has pros and cons, technology has brought the world to us in a manner of speaking.
Access to almost everything, radios allowing us to hear voices accross the air waves, Televisions allowing people to see the first man walk on the moon, giving us information and entertainment, modern advances is technology allowing a small watch act as a computer, all of these developments and marketed technical ideas give us the world in many ways, and to many of us.
As anything good, abuse of technology, dependency of it, is also harmful on many levels.
I see entire families at restaurants, eating, watching their tablets, texting, lost in conversation with a friend.
It is a world closer away from each other, not being able to put down or turn off any device, it is hurting society.
People are not smiling at the table, they are stressing over the next text, email or podcast coming up. Imagine the the stress level, imagine the distance, sitting next to each other, but worlds apart. Yes, without the individual control and detachment when needed, we are just slaves to technology, and we don't even need a "Terminator Judgement Day", technoology is already taking over, and we are allowing this to happen.
As an electronics engineer, and pioneer in the computing industry, I see how we are allowign ourselves to get lost in a world drifting us away from the beauty of life.
We need to learn to manage our lives and technology to our advantage, not our demise.