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Do you think technology is taking over?

Asked by Gifted_With_Languages (1121 points ) 3 months ago

Why/why not? If so, is it a bad thing?‎

Electronics and technology are everywhere: in cars, at the office, at home.
Technology is dramatically changing the way in which consumers conduct their financial affairs, offering them far greater choice and wider access to financial services than they have ever had before.

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ragingloli's avatar

Technology began to take over at the start of the industrial revolution.
It now has complete control over humanity in the west, and it had it for many decades.

jca's avatar

This question has probably been asked for at least the past 60 years. Technology has advantages (once we’re used to the convenience of a cell phone or GPS, it’s hard to imagine going back to the days without). It also has disadvantages (identity theft, for example). We’re headed toward it taking over, and away from Little House on the Prairie.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

Technology doesn’t take over. It takes orders.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Taking over what? I would agree that my dishwasher has taken over washing my dishes, but I am not prepared to accept that I am its slave.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

An example of technology taking over:

A couple of years ago, I purchased a Macbook Pro laptop. The motherboard fried within the first month of ownership. I took it in for replacement, but decided instead to simply get a store credit.

Six months later the new model came out, and I went to get it with my credit. The new model was more expensive by a couple hundred dollars. But the Mac store gave it to me at my credit amount. Pleased, I informed the manager that I owed him more money, and he agreed, but there was nothing he could do to override the system. Their system computer told him to make the even exchange, and we humans were all at the mercy of it’s generosity.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Technology takes over in the sense that most of us cannot fend for ourselves without it anymore. That can be undone quickly, people are adaptable. It is simply a tool, it can only take over if someone designs it to. Ultimately it is a person who does this.

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