Everything from military, medical, spying, organizing, to gaming, technology has taken over our lives. We can’t even add in our heads without a calculator, I remember when I was young the vigor of the mind, I could figure math at an astronomical rate in my head. We weren’t allowed calculators for tests, we had to show our work, but we understood the process, now we are nothing but Jabbas the Hutts with a calculator.
I went from understanding the math to a basic calculator of numbers, the numbers like a machine dishing out the totals, it’s like reading the scripts in the media. We portray intelligence, but we aren’t intelligent. We’re just as phony as the script that we read, the aspirations are there, to do good, but what do they say about good intentions paving the way to hell?
Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God’s gifts.
It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences.
— Freeman Dyson