Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Is Technological Evolution Infinite or Finite?

These days, it seems as if new, sometimes life-changing, technological developments are abound, which raises an interesting question: Will technology progress infinitely - assuming we manage to avoid extinction, or is the process finite? Well, the first thing we would need too establish is what we consider to be 'new technology.' Would a Tamagotchi count as new technology, or as an invention? Is it an expansion upon computing, which would be the base-line technology?

Personally, I would see new technology as something innovative that supplies a potential function of enhancing or preserving life - whether through extending life (health care), defending life (weaponry) or providing new options for tasks/recreation, or even new activities altogether, that we cannot even contemplate currently. Now, this is where it is going to get massively philosophical.

Read the full article here: http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/is-technological-evolution-infinite-or-finite/

No comments:

Post a Comment