I Dislike Technology And Progress

Man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much… the wheel, New York, wars, and so on, whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely the dolphins believed themselves to be more intelligent than man for precisely the same reasons.

Douglas Adams, The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy

This comes as a consistent surprise: I dislike the very idea of technology. The very idea of us progressing and inventing things makes me sad and queasy.

We have not advanced ourselves, only our surrounding world. We cannot control our own advancements — computers grow more complex by the day; atomic bombs threaten every nation; cars crash and kill someone by the hour; heck, people have to write computer programs to choose their sneakers for them!

And our advancements only destroy the surrounding world: pollution runs amuck in the streets and galaxy; the ozone layer has a humongous hole in it; guns kill off entire species and civilizations; computers cause air and noise pollution.

Thus, I dislike technology and all it has done for us.

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I don't disagree.

That said, these advancements have helped us all live longer and has helped disabled people live with more respect.