Technology

Technology is anything that wasn’t around when you were born. – Alan Kay (Computer Scientist)

That would apply only to the current generation, don’t you think? I came across this quote and thought what if I re-quote this to the next generation, they will just say, “Now stop kidding me. Didn’t you click a selfie the moment I was born?”

How many of you were surrounded with technology stuff when you were born? This quote takes me back to my childhood when there was less technology and more life. Less Candy Crush and more football. Less Facebook and more face-to-face interactions.

Tech has its own pros and cons. It makes your life easier. But at the same time it makes you fat (unless you work out, I mean). In the near future we would all have such advanced stuff with us that we won’t be any less than magicians. A quote that says just that:

Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic. – Arthur C. Clarke (Author)

But one thing must always be remembered, that artificial intelligence has a potential to defeat human intelligence if not programmed properly. Lastly, another quote:

The human spirit must prevail over technology. – Albert Einstein (Scientist)

So what about you? Was there technology when you were born? Have you grown to like it or despise it?

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2 thoughts on “Technology

  1. Hi Nilesh

    I think you might be missing the point of the quote. It’s that whatever you are born into seems just “normal reality” because you grow up in it, but anything “new” that happens after you’ve acclimated clashes with your “reality” and can be seen for a while — a lot of these can be called “technologies”. So, for me (born in 1940), radio wasn’t a technology, but TV was, etc.

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