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January 22, 2008

What is technology?

Technology is a form of advancement. It suggests that the kind of movement occurring is efficient when it comes to completing a task or reaching a certain destination. When we limit the amount of time and energy we expel in a task by using technology we are in effect, maximizing the success and quality of our outcome. Usually. This is where the dangers of technology factor in. Embracing technology means giving up control. We let machines and intricate devices take over while we let our hands and minds rest. This is where I begin to wonder how much technology is too much?

Our mark on a product goes unseen when technology plays its role. The personal attachment is gone. There are no fingerprints, no evidence of human interaction. Then again, just because we cannot see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Perhaps the technology itself is the biggest and most visible sign of humanity’s lasting imprint. It is proof that somewhere at sometime people came together to become co-makers, their product or plan for doing things is a result of their ideas.

Posted by pbali at January 22, 2008 04:09 PM

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