Technology: Blessing or Curse?

Technology is in our pockets, our homes, and shaping our world faster than we can always keep up with. It connects us across the globe and holds the promise of solving our biggest problems. But is it making our lives truly better?

Let's get into it:

Automation & Work: Assembly lines are now run by robots. Self-driving cars are on the horizon. How does the future of work look, and are we prepared for the disruption it will cause to the economy?

Social Media: Friend or Foe? We get birthday reminders and can share moments with faraway loved ones thanks to social media. But, are we getting more lonely despite this connectedness? Does it make us hate each other more?

Playing God: Medicine vs. Enhancement Prosthetics help people regain abilities, but where's the line between restoring function and creating superpowers? Will "designer babies" engineered for strength or intelligence be the next frontier?

What do you think? Is technology taking us forward, or pushing us dangerously close to something we can't control?

Parents
  • IMHO, It is both.  So much time is wasted in games, chats, web surfing, just checking for messages, etc...  Compared to when there was no Internet, and no smartphones...   But, tech does allow you to do more faster; and to look up current information faster than "going to the library:... Overall, I think the wasted time, balances out any improved efficiency from tech.  So no net gain to society.  

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  • IMHO, It is both.  So much time is wasted in games, chats, web surfing, just checking for messages, etc...  Compared to when there was no Internet, and no smartphones...   But, tech does allow you to do more faster; and to look up current information faster than "going to the library:... Overall, I think the wasted time, balances out any improved efficiency from tech.  So no net gain to society.  

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