Question of the Week: Is Technology Good
We live in a world where cell phones connect us to one another instantly wherever we are. We live in a world where letter writing is a lost art because e-mail is just a mouse click away. We live in a world where television and video games are pastimes and where the internet is a means of production. We live in a world full of things I don't even understand like i Pods and text messaging and MP3s and so on and so on. Are these things really good for society? Do we suffer from an overload of triviality in our instant information society?
The question of the week is: Is the progress of technology and/or industry good for societies? Or in other words, is it more beneficial for societies to have modern technology than not?
I say no, what do you say?