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Nothing remains the same. And the technology makes no difference. It is one of the things that evolve with the rapidity of the thunder bolt, I would dare to say. Today you buy something, tomorrow everything is different and you need upgrades, new items and so on. This is mostly a good thing, because this is the way in which we evolve, but I would also launch a question: will this accelerant technology damage us in the near future?
We used to look at movies in 1990’s and see so many unusual items such as big computers, the idea of a hologram, space ships and so on. On that period these kinds of movies were considered science fiction movies. But today, amazingly many items that we own are part of the things we have never dreamed to have 10 years ago.
The evolution of the tech is amazing. Just look at the computers. 10 years ago an Intel Pentium 1 was something really powerful that was able to do things that its predecessors would never dare to think at. Now, this is part of the history of the evolution of Intel computers. Somehow, it is quite normal. You give birth to a child, he or she grows up and evolves from all the point of view. The difference is that people also evolve from the sentimental and emotional point of view, the machines don’t.
So, what is going to happen when these machines are going to be that powerful that will become a true danger for us? You may say that I have seen lots of movies, which I did, and this is why I speak like this. But I will invite you to read the upper lines and you will maybe understand why I say this. It is said that information is power, but how much information will those computers, and not only, gain? Will this acceleration lead in the near future at a drawback of our brains?
Look at the huge search engine, Google. It is really useful, but people have started to think at Google as at their information source which is not a good thing. We have ceased to learn things and memorize them because we think that Google will give us always the answer and there is no other thing as wrong as this one.
So, is this a bad thing or a good thing? Are we evolving or are we downgrading ourselves day by day? Or maybe our main problem is that we know how to create these powerful machines but we don’t know how and when to use them?