138) It is clear that the human race has at best a very limited capacity for solving even relatively straight-forward social problems. How then is it going to solve the far more diff i cult and subtle problem of reconciling free-dom with technology? Technology presents clear-cut ma-terial advantages, whereas freedom is an abstraction that means different things to different people. and its loss is easily obscured by propaganda and fancy talk.
129) ... The system can move in only one direction, toward greater technologization. Technology repeatedly forces freedom to take a step back, but technology can never take a step back.
121)... modern technology is a unified system in which all parts are dependent on one another. You can’t get rid of the “bad” parts of technology and retain only the “good” parts. Take modern medicine, for example. Progress in medical science depends on progress in chemistry, physics, biology, computer science and other fields. Advanced medical treatments require expensive, high-tech equipment that can be made available only by a technologically progressive, economically rich society. Clearly you can’t have much Progress in medicine without the whole technological system and everything that goes with it. 122. Even if medical progress could be maintained without the rest of the technological system, it would by itself bring certain evils. Suppose for example that a cure for diabetes is discovered. People with a genetic tendency to diabetes will then be able to survive and reproduce as well as anyone else. Natural selection against genes for diabetes will cease and such genes will spread throughout the population. (This may be occurring to some extent al-ready, since diabetes, while not curable, can be controlled through use of insulin.) The same thing will happen with many other diseases susceptibility to which is affected by genetic degradation of the population. The only solution will be some sort of eugenics program or extensive gene-tic engineering of human beings, so that man in the fu-ture will no longer be a creation of nature, or of chance, or of God (depending on your religious or philosophical opinions), but a manufactured product.
1) The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race. They have greatly increased the life-expectancy of those of us who live in “advanced” countries, but they have destabilized society, have made life unfulf i lling, have subjected human beings to indignities, have led to widespread psychological suffe-ring (in the Third World to physical suffering as well) and have inf l icted severe damage on the natural world. The continued development of technology will worsen the si-tuation. It will certainly subject human being to greater in-dignities and inf l ict greater damage on the natural world, it will probably lead to greater social disruption and psy-chological suffering, and it may lead to increased physical suffering even in “advanced” countries.
Insan her şeyden önce bir memeli olması nedeniyle dişlerinde bu sınıfa ozgu bazı ozellikleri yansıttığı gibi, bir primat olması nedeniyle de ilgili takımın tüm üyeleriyle ozellikle de şempanze ile bazı özellikleri paylaşır. İnsanda en fazla özelleşmiş olan diş kurek biçimindeki kesicıdır. İnsanın
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Amara’s Law: We overestimate technology in the short term but underestimate it in the long term.
Within a few years, quantum computing might be able to break RSA encryption, the public-key cryptosystem that is widely used for securing all our data. Without countermeasures, this will render the entire systems driving our economies vulnerable. Quantum will be able to retrospectively decrypt
“we live in the world of a sad separation that began some five hundred years ago when art and science split apart. Scientists and technicians live in their own world, focusing mostly on the “how” of things. Others live in the world of appearances, using these things but not really understanding how
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Bay MükemmelLinda Howard · Doğan Kitap · 2002162 okunma
Altı milyon yıllık gelişmenin etkilerini aşmak için kısacık ya­şam sürenizde, birkaç on yıllık bilinçli durumunuzda teknoloji ya da hüsnükuruntuyla beyninizin düzen yapısını yeniden ku­rabileceğinizi düşünmek aptallığın zirvesidir. Doğal ilerlemenin tersine belki geçici eğlenceler sağlayabilir ama zaman, zayıflığını­zı ve sabırsızlığınızı acımasızca ortaya serecektir. It is the height of stupidity to believe that in the course of your short life, your few decades of consciousness, you can somehow rewire the configurations of your brain through technology and wishful thinking, overcoming the effect of six million years of development. To go against the grain might bring temporary distraction, but time will mercilessly expose your weakness and impatience.
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