I don't know about you my friend, but sometimes in my free time, I just wonder, is there anything we do today that the men of old didn't really do? They didn't have any of the tech we have today, but they did it all and still live a happier and fuller life, with cleaner air and water? You don't get it, do you?
I'm the kind of person that does comparison a lot; not the person to person comparison, although that does occasionally come it, but it certainly has nothing to do with my self-confidence and I would have your head if you thought so😁. This hobby of mine of comparing things have over time find sentiment and become overly attached to comparing the past and the present and using it as a measuring stick to look into our future(which no offense, is looking quite bleak, or maybe dark is more of an appropriate description honestly).
Most, if not all of the things we do today were also done by men,women and children in the times of old and they didn't have the instrumentation of technology that we have today. This is not a question of whether or not we need this technologies, this is a question of human behaviour and wants today.
In the times of old, people visited relative that stayed far away from them, they sent messages to each other across country lines, but today we do the same things with far more ease with the help of such technologies as the motor car and radio/telecommunication technologies, and for good reason as it makes things easier and faster for everyone involved. The adoption of different such technologies has put the world on the fast lane. It's becoming impossible to be able to keep up with happenings around us, but such is the world we have built and we are okay with.
The problem is this, the man of today has become so intellectually advanced at the price of becoming physically and emotionally lazy to such an abysmal level that it's shameful to identify with the human species when lined up against some other species like the ants.
I for one love the comfort that the development of different tech has afforded makind today, I mean if not for the smartphone and the internet, I would have had to use a printing press to publish and print this, before going through the not so lovable task of delivering it to your door steps before you can read this, but you can read it now, almost as immediately as I publish it; ah, the wonders of technology.
In our quest for comfort, we have develop technologies to basically do everything that requires physical commitment whatsoever from us and there's just no exception. You might argue so, but trust me when I tell you, you're wrong. Even such personal things as eating, drinking and using the rest room, people are actively working today to see it done for human by robots or some form of tech.
We have techs and robot for cleaning, to cooking, to washing, to bathing, to making decisions for us, to fight our wars, to butler for us, to secure our home, to even have s*x with, and to have s*x with us in a world where there are billions of men and women, basically everything. But all of these things are ok, you may say, but the question is what exactly is left for man to do for himself? H*ll, we are working on replacing Doctors with AI and bots, are you serious? Has nobody mentioned to this people that there's more to helping about patient than drugs, injections and surgery?
The advent of so many tech seeking to replace and take away so many task that man will ordinarily do for himself, has led to an unprecedented amount of human dependence on robots, bots, AI and gadgets. I don't know about other animal species, but for man, I'm 100% certain that we are terrible at actually consciously multitasking. The human brain is capable of multitasking alright in as much only one of the task at hand is predominantly conscious.
As a result of this, added to the immense amount of time man spends interacting with non-human entities(techs), humans are and have gradually become emotionally and socially lazy and unintelligent. Many people have lost even the basic ability of being able to hold a conversation without a screen to hide behind. Today, this laziness is gradually becoming mental even as we now have AIs organizing our lifes for us, planning our life and schedules, making life and death decision without applying the human factor in these decisions.
Some of these techs have had deadly consequences, but the big owners can never be held accountable. I'm not against tech, I enjoy the benefits everyday, but I'm totally against loaning our life's to tech to live for us, which is now been used as a yardstick of how modern and well to do a person is today.
When I think about it, I wonder about what we are becoming. What are we? There seem to be only one answer, Humanoids and it's sad. This article doesn'teven touch on the potential harm of giving so much of our lives to bots and how a machine apocalypse might actually happen, not that we haven't heard the machines talking about it, we just laughed about it, but I don't want to be the paranoid one, maybe another day, another article.