TECHNOLOGY – Good or Bad?

I found the following paragraph quoted from Wikipedia’s page on technology interesting for several reasons, it highlights the controversial nature of technology and raises the issue that technology is probably not unique to humans. I also find it relevant to this course and the changing nature of text as it is an example of hypertext created by an open community that can be further modified as needed.

‘Philosophical debates have arisen over the present and future use of technology in society, with disagreements over whether technology improves the human condition or worsens it. Neo-Luddism, anarcho-primitivism, and similar movements criticise the pervasiveness of technology in the modern world, opining that it harms the environment and alienates people; proponents of ideologies such as transhumanism and techno-progressivism view continued technological progress as beneficial to society and the human condition. Indeed, until recently, it was believed that the development of technology was restricted only to human beings, but recent scientific studies indicate that other primates and certain dolphin communities have developed simple tools and learned to pass their knowledge to other generations.’ Retrieved from

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