Thursday June 6th 2013 "D"
I think I am going to agree with those who
argue that the plethora which comes under the title 'technological'
should be thought of as a species with subsets of evolving species.
And our relationship with 'technology' should be thought of in terms of
symbiosis. Where two different species benefit each other at a
cost to other species. From the flint knapper all the way to
whatever it is that new age flint knappers do, our interdependence is
determinate. And to say that our own species is in charge, strikes me as
Better to think of our relationship
with technology in terms of technology nurturing only those subsets in our
own species who promote technologies own evolution, rather than in terms of
something like freedom, or independence, or equality, or an end
to world hunger, and the list can go happily on. Me, I'm still hoping for
some kind of genetic leap, following cataclysm, but this is an old fashioned
wish much doted on by those of us prone to the idea that God is technical
device and all of creation is a desperate attempt to conceptualize an off
switch. And while some might consider this view a touch dismal,
I find it both elegant and elevating.