Saturday, March 31, 2007 . 1:28 AMThe Cons of Technology
My computer just crashed, and I'm very sad, all my work gone in a instant, well, I've just got to live with it. That's why I'll be referring to the cons of technology, more importantly, the Internet. Technology has indeed improved our lives greatly, in maufacturing, communications etc.
Ten years ago, televisions were huge and bulky, but now, they're only a fraction of their original size and offer far better a resolution. However, haven't we noticed, as much as technology as improved the pace of life, have we "improved" far too much? Nowadays, it only take a fewmonths to produce a new breed of say computers that are twice as capable and advanced than the previous generation, average computer lifspan has dropped to 3 years, besides that, we are actually fighting time, all the time, all because of this rapid pace of life accelerated by tecgnology. People are now working non-stop, sometimes making me compare us to the equivalent of a hen in a egg farm, we have to keep on producing egg's, in the end, time becomes the cage that stops us from being able to indulge in the fullest and live the most meaningful life we can.
Another example- the Internet, the so-called glue of the world's population, initially meant for information, news, communications etc. Has become a junkyard of pornography where viruses run rampant and have websites used even for propoganda (by terr*****s. politicians etc.) As much as it's a good source of information, much of it is inaccurate as well. Then we have the infamous bugs and spybugs that run all over, inflitrating and causing problems to computers in one way or another. We have as well, politicians and terror organizations using the Net (newspapers especially)as a way of propoganda. Such a massive number of untruth's sometimes really deludes the minds of the common civillian, and perhaps afterall, the technology, as much as it is good, have it's own share of cons as well
What do you think?