First  Prev  1  2  3  Next  Last

Technology should reflect the limits of our understanding.

Post Reply
253 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
32 / M
Online
Posted 4 days ago , edited 3 days ago

Potaku wrote:

Technology does reflect the limits of our understanding in a way. Technology is a reflection of our society's knowledge, compassion, fears, etc. If we were more mature and less tribalistic as a people then our technology would reflect that. Unfortunately were just gravity shackled monkeys that throw missiles instead of rocks.


I think I was born in the wrong time period.
253 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
32 / M
Online
Posted 4 days ago , edited 4 days ago
It was around Christmas time that I had come to a funny realization about my tongue.

I had gotten this feeling that made me feel like I had done something really bad. I was very obviously innocent. I hadn't done anything wrong. It was a feeling best described as a child in a closet eating an extra piece of candy.

That's how my tongue feels when it succumbs to flavor. It's tucked safely away in my mouth fully indulging in sensation unnoticed to the outside world.

I wish technology would reflect that.

On a second note. I was watching "Cells at Work!" and I was thinking that maybe cancer was a man made virus. Perhaps cancer is actually something a heavenly body knows how to use as a part of their immune system. The reason people die is because they are trying to evolve too quickly. It could also be one of those 'don't feed the birds' things.

My body is completely inclusive. My immune system is definitely not racist.
140 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
33 / M / Italy
Offline
Posted 4 days ago , edited 4 days ago
I have some doubts as if you are feeling that way against technology in general, technology as a consumer industry or specifically as a tool of understanding.
For the tip of the spear in knowledge, you need to accept that we cannot understand every process at it's core perfection. Most of the ways in which tech is applied relies on simplifications, models and the concious acceptance that some stuff is not necessary to be understood in order to obtain a "good enough" result. Why? because these steps gives us the chance to go further in our understanding.

Consumer level tech is a different animal. We are sorrounded by computers more powerful that we are able to comprehend while the vast majority of their users can barely undertstand their basic functioning principles Should we downgrade our tech in order to be understandable by the less instructed of us? Then maybe we sould go back to horses and chariots, because some people won't understand. More importantly, because most people doesn't give a damn about understanding things.

and there we go to another completely different topic. You cannot understand everything. most human knowledge is scattered in different people, many times in just very specific tiny bits. You might not understand how cancer cells work, but there are people specialized on that, who knows and have researched the specific processes involved. your lack of understanding means nothing there.

in short, What we create is directly related to our understanding, even though it can be flawed or incomplete. Technology goes according to the speed of the best of humanity, and is the only option to go forward.
2863 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / UK
Offline
Posted 4 days ago , edited 4 days ago

HeavyFry wrote:


Potaku wrote:

Technology does reflect the limits of our understanding in a way. Technology is a reflection of our society's knowledge, compassion, fears, etc. If we were more mature and less tribalistic as a people then our technology would reflect that. Unfortunately were just gravity shackled monkeys that throw missiles instead of rocks.


I think I was born in the wrong time period.


Conceptual thinking doesn't mean you're born in the wrong time period
24 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / M
Offline
Posted 3 days ago , edited 3 days ago
Nowadays, the problem of undersanding tehnologies has become more urgent than ever as technology develops and people are increasingly striving to get the latest software, games and applications without even thinking about the fact that the compatibility of these new products is probably impossible with certain hardware. Understanding new technologies is very difficult, but it's worth trying
When I worked at a company the management did not particularly monitor the safety of the company and the measures taken to ensure it until the employees began to harm the interests of the company. Began to use monitoring software. Thanks to this, understanding of technologies in the field of work with personnel has become easier and no such problems have arisen
2863 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / UK
Offline
Posted 3 days ago , edited 2 days ago

mariopepper wrote:

Nowadays, the problem of undersanding tehnologies has become more urgent than ever as technology develops and people are increasingly striving to get the latest software, games and applications without even thinking about the fact that the compatibility of these new products is probably impossible with certain hardware. Understanding new technologies is very difficult, but it's worth trying
When I worked at a company the management did not particularly monitor the safety of the company and the measures taken to ensure it until the employees began to harm the interests of the company. Began to use monitoring software. Thanks to this, understanding of technologies in the field of work with personnel has become easier and no such problems have arisen


Companies should be doing most of those anyway. And that doesn't really have much to do with understanding technology
24 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / M
Offline
Posted 2 days ago , edited one day ago
Some companies (of small size) very often lose their financial benefit due to misunderstanding of technology, even trivially failing to replace computer equipment. Or not matching software and hardware. Often this leads to internal problems.
Vahvi 
10419 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
28 - Broccoli - O...
Offline
Posted 2 days ago , edited one day ago
*develops a robot that yeets and dabs*
253 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
32 / M
Online
Posted 17 hours ago , edited 9 hours ago
I noticed that the hard booger in my nose disappears when I don't pick my nose. Do I become more able to process information by letting my body process air molecules?

I wonder what kind of ideas I get from processing booger. Boogie clicks.
First  Prev  1  2  3  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.