The Power of Technology

In his inaugural address in 1961, John F. Kennedy remarked:

“The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.”

To me this quote symbolizes a great revelation in the human concept of what the true power of technology is. It highlights both the good and the bad side of technology and man’s relationship with it. I feel that realizing the potential to harm with technology is as important as realizing the potential to do good with technology. Technology is not only about fascinating devices that make work easier, communication faster or production more efficient. Technology holds with it a power that must be realized by those that control it, this power and ability of technology must be respected by us as a race in order to ensure we continue to thrive as a society.

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