Apple’s Siri or Google Assistant? Which smart companion do you prefer? Difficult to decide when there are so many reviews and comparisons flooding the internet, huh?
Ever wanted to know the purpose of your life? Is it possible that one day AI’s would be able to satisfactorily answer this question. Since antiquity man has been philosophizing, making meaning of this world and exploring it through art, observation and the sheer power of his imagination but now is technology robbing him of that?
Technology has obviously had a major impact on how we live. There are basically apps for everything and Google makes information so accessible but with every passing day technology’s peculiar and subtle downside continues to become more obvious, it’s limiting nature.
The irony is that the same tools that have allowed man to reach the moon and connect the planet may now be robbing him of his most powerful attribute, his ability to adapt!
” our best friend may have just become our worst enemy.”
Society’s dependence on tech is at an all time high, and this dependence may be humanity’s greatest weakness. Technology has essentially eliminated many of the problems we faced in the past, problems that forced men to be creative and surpass their limitations but now it’s easy to just lazily move on once some web app does the job and yes it helps productivity but it inevitably cripples us.
It essentially means when that webapp is not there that job becomes immensely difficult and in worse cases does not get done, then we have the issues of digital-overload and social media addiction. Many young people now lose themselves to their mobile devices, essentially robbing themselves of real lie experiences.
This might be humanity’s greatest challenge. In essence our best friend may have just become our worst enemy ….or has he? If the proponents of Transhumanism are to be taken seriously it might provide an escape from the current situation but what’s to say that won’t just make things worse?
In the end it may not be all doom and gloom because despite everything it will be quite erroneous to count humanity out, who knows maybe we’ll develop the technology that deals with technology’s apparent flaw….but then come to think of it that really wouldn’t help the situation or would it?