The upside to our technology

The upside to our technology

The upside to technology is very personal, we have also been how having a smart phone with a camera seems to turn everyone into a narcissist, there are many privacy minefields ready to trip us up on Facebook and other social media, and to be ruthless Twitter service who mostly full of people into spiteful and hateful bullying. Technology is also enabling terrorists to recruit and spread their message of hate and fear across the globe. That is the dark side of technology and some people might wonder if all this technology was worth all the grief is has given us.

But there are some good sides to technology, a wise man once said that technology just does what it is always done, doesn't matter whether it's a smart phone, the social network, and app which we cannot seem to do without or a search engine, all of these technologies and any other technology just connect us to people who are not with us, they connect us with loved ones who are far away and real friends who we just like to say hello to. So what they really do is to make us feel a little less alone in a big confused world.

An increasing number of people are saving photographs and videos that have been sent to them by now deceased people, especially parents and siblings, as there smart phones photo on the front and they will spend some of their time nearly every day scrolling through these photos and watching old videos they have also saved to these devices, nearly everyone who has done this probably thinks they are unique and that this is a very 21st-century thing to do, after all smart phones and the like are 21st-century toys. Actually, back when photography was invented in the 1800s people would line up for a family portrait with her recently deceased relative sitting in amongst the group for a family portrait, this was one last way of not only spending a moment with the loved one but also the way of keeping them within the family group forever.

Technology the 21st century is basically allowing us to connect with anyone we want to and of course, some we wish we'd never met, but that is just like real life isn't it, the 21st-century technology has just allowed us to expand our reach to the whole planet whereas back in the 1800s you'll probably lucky to know someone who lived more than a couple of blocks away. The one thing that more and more technology always insists on bringing to the table with it is it's new and bigger ethical questions and quandaries.

Most pundits seem to agree that the biggest positive advance the human race is going to experience in the technological near future is probably going to be driverless cars and they also believe they are going to have a massive impact on society as a whole. Of course the ethical question with driverless vehicles will occur when the first one is most likely turned into a weapon by some terrorists or maybe even a hacker, how will society respond when that happens stop