Can’t resist another quick post today–although heaven knows I should be working! This is an article a friend sent me here at seminary; and, so close to the Religion & Media course, I find it really interesting, especially these two paragraphs:
I believe that the purpose of technology is to take over the grating, tedious tasks that we have had to put up with for so long, so that we can live fuller, more interesting lives. In short, technology allows us to be even more human by becoming less mechanistic.
If none of us ever had to work, I think that our activities would cluster into three areas: art, interpersonal interaction and discovery (science, academic research, curiosity). While this is a much longer discussion, I worry that our community is aiming to make technology and content consumption our primary activity, instead of helping us engage in these creative and personal endeavors.
What IS technology for? What would you do if you didn’t have to work?