Deakin Communicating Science 2016

EES 200/101

Can Technology Save Us?

Can technology save us? The technology that we have today, has provided us with accessibility and convenience.  For example, the internet allows us to watch, chat, search, navigate, shop, you can almost do anything.  Also the mobile phones we used today are like mini computers. There are positive side to the technology we have today but there are also a negative side too. For instance,  many people have  lost their jobs due to replacing them with computerised machinery and robots. This is a issue that we are facing today as many jobs no longer exist or some jobs that we already have won’t be there in the future.

Job loss can create social problems,  how will its affect us biologically overtime?

There is a  rapid increase in  new technology development where humans are becoming more  and more dependent each year. The question I am trying to raise here is that, will technology impact humans negatively or positively? I am interested in looking  how technology will impact the biological part of human such as; the brain, and evolution.

For instance; a quote by Alfred North Whitehead “Civilisation advance by extending the number of important operation which we can perform without thinking of them”. Does this quote mean that technology will cause us to not to mentally think when we are doing an activity?  H.G Wells scientific fiction story, predicts a theory that due to dependence of advance technology, evolution of human will drastically change, especially biologically.

“We should strive to welcome change and challenges, because they are what help us grow. With out them we grow weak like the Eloi in comfort and security. We need to constantly be challenging ourselves in order to strengthen our character and increase our intelligence. ”To be continued, in my next blog I will talk about how does technology impacts the brain?  The Time Machine By HG Well. 

To be continued, in my next blog I will talk about how technology effects the brain.

 

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This entry was posted on April 28, 2016 by in Geelong - Wednesday 11am, Uncategorized.

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