Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sci-fi Musing of the Week: Technology

I've been slacking a bit here lately due to school being all crazy, but I just finished Ender's Game and I got to thinking about something that I wanted to discuss with you guys. Do you think that technology, such as cell phones, computers, etc., keeps us more connected to each other or distances us from each other? I love technology and I love having a smart phone where I can check my e-mail and go on the internet whenever I want, but I think it's a valid question.

Here are two awesome songs that talk about our addiction to technology. Both have pretty much the same message, but The Guild song is cuter.

I Love My Computer by Bad Religion (I could only find it as an AMV. Boo.)

Do You Want to Date My Avatar by the Guild


I see so many people walking around oblivious to the people or events going on around them while they furiously text or play with their phones. I also hate it when people can't go a couple of hours while watching a film or seeing a play without obsessively checking their phones or texting. Maybe the technology in and of itself is beneficial, but many people abuse it.

What do you guys think? Do you think in the future we will be roly poly Wall-E people that only talk to each other through technology even though we're right next to each other or do you have a different vision of the future?

1 comment:

Kelly aka yllektra(force-oblique) said...

Personally, I really like the freedom and the flexibility technology provides us with.
If nothing, technology helped us get more free time... I know video games and pc games are addictive though and maybe that took up some of our time, but I think it's a personal choice.
I mean, I am not a gamer and mostly use what is needed in order to stay in touch with my friends and family, so I think technology is a good thing.

Besides, technology doesn't think, doesn't make choices. We do, people do and if something turns out to be evil, it's because we make it evil.