Technology lost its way
When examining the history we find that from ancient times, the man tried to find ways to do some things that at the time were difficult through the construction of tools and methods that allowed the realization of such tasks with the least effort possible.
This was the principle that gave rise to technology.
However, even though throughout history we observe that many of the inventions created by man were destined to satisfy needs or help the man in carrying out tasks, that until then, were very difficult, we also see that technology was also a war tool.
Nevertheless, technology was used largely for the development of society.
Sadly, that meaning has changed and today even when we see a boom in new technologies every day, much of this technology has hidden purposes and often comes to us in a harmless way, when in reality it has hidden purposes.
For example, the most visible case, social networks. Through these “tools”, corporations have learned to mold the conduct of society in terms of consumption, behavior, and acceptance.
Morality and good manners have ceased to be a local pattern; a “new moral” is imposed through social networks, unifying the world in terms of behavior, without taking into account the diversity that has characterized humanity for centuries, which represents the seedbed of our planetary culture.
Also, the problem is not only limited to the cultural aspect, but there is an increase in the use of technology in irrelevant aspects of society, while issues related to the survival of man on earth are being completely ignored.
We have the technology to go to space and we are planning to settle a colony on Mars while there are areas on earth completely forgotten, simply because they do not have natural resources or something of value to contribute to the large corporations that govern today’s society.
Have we advanced or gone backward with technology?
It depends on which side of society we are.
If you are among those people who by a mere natural chance were born within the so-called “developed countries“, then the answer will be that we have made progress.
On the contrary, if you ran with the bad luck of being born in a country of the so-called “developing countries“, then your answer could be a little different.
As stated earlier, technology ceased to be a tool to help humanity, to become a means of universal segregation. Those societies, whatever the reason, whose citizens have the ability to pay for technology will have unlimited access to all the knowledge that is out there.
Not so for those societies that for reasons of nature (lack of natural resources) or because of the constant changes in the poles of world power, could be “on the wrong side”. For them, technology has become an instrument of subjugation with which it seeks to dominate them.
It is very easy to blame the governments of the day (good or bad, it depends on the point you look at them) as the cause of the presence or absence of technological elements in society, but the truth is that from the moment we attach the technology policy expressly consent to the misuse that is being given to it.
We cannot allow technology (like many things throughout history) to end up becoming a tool for domination and destruction, instead of becoming the cause and consequence of the end of all problems that afflict humanity.