After reading the article and reading the novel I am a little concerned about how technology will impact my life. If technology is anything like the novel within my lifetime, then I willl not want to be a part of it. Life in "Brave New World" is not a life that I would want to llive.
It left me concerned as well. But, I reminded myself that I am in control of how I am affected by technology. My phone is inching farther from my person as I write.
That's true. Everyone needs to have there own self control to be able to withstand the power and addiction to technology.
Luke, I think that was a great point. We as individuals can still choose how we are affected by technology. It needs to stay that way.
I do agree with this article. It is blunt and upfront and I like that (leave it to the British). Technology should be used sparingly, especially medicinal technology. I cannot begin to attest to the over prescription of many drugs. Technology can improve the quality of life, but sitting on the couch and watching TV instead of stimulating your brain is a personal decision. I do think that humans are sorting themselves in this regard. In a natural selection of sorts, some will rot their brains and some will stimulate them. It's a problem facing us all.
I agree Luke. People have a choice to either use or throw away what was given to them. If you are smart but never apply yourself then you are throwing your gifts away. It doesn't help though that technology is so addicting that even the most brightest of us fall to its trap.
And all God's children said "Amen!"
According to the article our way of life is quickly hurling toward the unethical life in the novel. If video games will be the way we are conditioned then at least I won't be shocked as a baby to hate books!
The article does push the idea of an unethical life like in the novel. I just hope that in our lifetime it doesn't reach the extent that is did in the novel. It would be scary to witness a facility that produces and conditions a baby to be a certain way. Unlike you, I would be in tough situation if I was conditioned by video games.
Are you calling me a nerd because I play video games? Because I am!
Technology will have positive and negative impacts on my future. One good thing about techology is it could make advances in the medical field. If I were to get disease that was uncurable now, it could possibly be cured in my future. But techonlogy scares me. The idea of kids texting instead of talking, and playing video games instead of playing football worries me for my future kids, and even grandkids. In the future, children could possibly not learn to talk with people. Just like the experiment with the piano in the article, if you put two kids in a room and tell them not to talk, then they will get no interaction with that other person. But if they are told to talk or pretend to talk, then their brains are exercising interaction skills. I hope in my lifetime that people are unable to genetically make the "perfect" baby like in Brave New World.
I agree Brit. Sometimes I worry about what the future holds. It aggravates me when I see kids on their phones all day. There's more to life than that or watching MTV religiously. They're not going to want to communicate or appreciate values of being together. On the other hand, technology helps make things more efficient. It's the reason why we live longer and communicate with each other quickly. I don't believe in Modifying children, like they're products, either. We need to accept what we've created.
I know, I hate seeing kids sit next to each other , and are texting. I feel like kids are going to start speaking in text talk, and forget how to write an appropriate letter. Fate is one work that keeps coming to my mind. When a baby is created it is a surprise in what gender it will be what it will look like, and it's personality. Modifying children is wrong.
I am utterly speechless after reading this article and Brace New world. Technology I feel will negatively impact my life when I'm older. In the future I can probably see school buildings closed, and children getting their education from their homes while laying down in bed. People will grow lazier, and not value the ability to move around and engage in conversation (face to face) with others. In general what I'm saying is that our world in the future will most likely become like the one in the movie Wall-E. It's pathetic, I know but after reading the article and book, that's the first thing that comes to mind. Think about it.
I agree, if technology in the future is anything like this book and the article talks about it I hope I'm not there when it happens, I don't want to be a part of it.
I know what you mean! If I am going to be robbed of my individuality, and ability to make my own decisions, I just wouldn't view that as legitimate life!
If technology is anything in the future like it is in the Brave New World in that article I don't know what I would do with myself, it's horrible. It's not even living. Technology does nothing, but take you away from what really matters, and it's already bad now. I don't want to know what it's going to be like fifty years from now.
Hold up on that! Technology has done wonders for us just like its bringing some things down. Technology is the reason why we're able to blog right now. It's helped us with communication and work. It makes our jobs easier and more efficient. We get to learn and produce things in the blink of an eye. We get to know what's happening across the world in a matter of seconds. Businesses are booming and building better relationships with customers. Technology has pros and cons, but to say its nothing is a lie.
Honestly, the article and book didn't exactly blow my mind. There wasn't anything new that was brought to my attention. My opinion of technology hasn't changed. Sometimes I wonder what our lives will be like in the future. I've thought of something like a society in the book, things we might see in the future, America without a government. My experiences in life have made me they way I am. I don't know if that makes my mind somewhat corrupted.
In the article, she brought up prescription drugs. I agree with her, because there's pills for everything! It's crazy, but then people can take advantage of that. They can start selling or taking them even though they're not even prescribed to them. Minds are an incredible tool for us. Imagination is extremely powerful. My mind goes all over the place when I use it. I get intense nightmares too(I'm not complaining, because my nightmares are like movies to me). I also fear the future for kids. I'm afraid for those kids who live off tehnology. I don't want them to have nothing in their lives. Technology can do great and bad things for us. If we look back in time, we've improved tremendously. Moving forward is what we all need. In a positive way. There has been so much change in the past that we can only imagine what may happen in the future. I feel thankful that I know a little about what life was like without such an advancement in technology. I think it'd be pretty cool if it helped me get to Gaga later. Maybe technology will transport me to Gaga's concert. Or it can let me buy a Lamborghini that runs itself and doesn't take much to run. In the future, we might watch movies with those 3D machines. Either way, technology will continue to impact my life.
I agree with you fear for future generations. I'm afraid that technology will eventually eliminate the creative imagination in the world and that we will become completely dependent on technology.
That is true, but people can still be creative. Movies have gotten so much better over the years. People can turn to graphic arts and other crazy technological ideas we might strive for in the future.
There was nothing in the article that really surprised me. I think I have always recognized the positive and negative impacts that technology will have on the future. I personally pray that the advancement of technology will slow down to prevent our society from falling to the extreme that the society in the novel fell to.
I agree. In the novel they said it was absolutely absurd to continue the advances in science because it could affect the order of things. Yes, we might hold science and knowledge as the highest priority now but what's saying that we will in the furture?
I thought the study done by Harvard was extremely interesting. Then the point brought up linking the study to video games caught my attention. That actually does worry me slightly.
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