Technology is powerful

New technologies are powerful. Whether it’s a social networking site, a smart phone, or online shopping. They can teach and connect us. And they can make us less creative, more dependent, and less intimate with others. It’s a fine..line.

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2 thoughts on “Technology is powerful

  1. I will agree. Technology is a two-edged sword. For me, social technologies are helpful because I have been able to connect with people all over the world and share experiences. I believe this has the potential to foster a sense of understanding across boundaries…people finding each other based on what they have in common (for example, my interactions with the autism community at large, as well as with other poets across the world).

    However, there is something to be said for face-to-face contact…a mode of communication unique unto itself. Also, even with technology’s great gifts, we still need to maintain basic skills for living that do not require technology.

    I wonder what would happen if a natural disaster hit and all of our technology was suddenly null and void. Would we panic? Would we learn to cooperate as a planet and act in the interest of our shared survival? Would something new rise out of the ashes?

    -Nicole

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