Video that was assigned to us impressed me a lot. I asked myself a question: ”Are we the ones who are using technology or technology is using us?” I agree with Susan Blackmore, who said that “we willingly provide ever more energy to power the Internet, and there is enormous scope for teme machines to grow, evolve and create ever more extraordinary digital worlds, some aided by humans and others independent of them.”
We see technology as the source of information. We keep talking about technological progress. But….who is the reason of this progress? We…
So, technology is using us the resource as much as we use technology. We are the source of continuous developing of technology. Everyday by searching the information in the Internet we teach it by giving key words. So, next time it may take less time to find the same information.
It is becoming easier and easier to find the information. The Internet is all we need! We don’t need to buy books, subscribe to newspapers or magazines. Everything has electronic version. Today, we can do almost everything on-line. We can pay bills, order food, book tickets, hotels, buy almost everything we need. It is time consuming, so it is understandable that we prefer Internet. We somehow become dependent on it.
At the same time the privacy issue has become very serious. We are talking a lot about our privacy. All of us say that we are concerned about our private lives. But… we create accounts in the social network web-sites (Facebook); we put the information about ourselves (school, work, favorite groups, singers, pages etc.). Not only we include personal information, we also download photos and tag our friend on them. So what kind of privacy we are talking about if we share our private lives voluntarily?
We tend to believe that we-humans are the creators, we are the ones that develop and improve our world and we are capable of controlling everything. However, a principle question is if we can consider ourselves being able to control this process or we are just the source?