When I say technology has surpassed humanity, I want to make it clear that this is not saying that technology has become so powerful that we no longer exist. What I mean is that we have become far too dependent on the internet and devices like smart phones and tablets.
The problem is that people have become so dependent on technology that they don’t always have a choice. We don’t have a lot of choice when it comes to smart phones and internet (and tablet) consumption. We have some choices, but they will be very limited if we don’t get our heads out of the clouds.
I am a firm believer that if we want to live in a society that is truly and fully human, we need to start doing more than just existing. We need to become more human. We need to start doing things that make us less human. We have to start becoming more human.
I have to agree with the general point, but I don’t think that it is particularly related to the above. The problem is that we are so easily distracted by technology and so easily distracted by our entertainment consumption that we begin to lose touch with how we are used to being human. That is to say, we are so used to being human that we forget to be human as humans. This is the problem with technology. We are so used to it that we forget how human we are.
I have no problem with technology increasing. I have a problem with it being used to take away our humanness. I have a problem with the fact that people are so easily distracted (or just distracted) by it that they lose touch with how they are used to being human.
There are a lot of reasons why this has happened, ranging from the rise of artificial intelligence to the growth in self-awareness. I find it hard to think things are getting better because it feels like the only reason for things to get better is because we become more intelligent or we stop caring so much about ourselves. Technology will continue to improve and become more and more powerful, but it will take some time for us to truly become human again.
The reality is that the world has gotten much, much better. The internet is a huge step in that direction. We have millions of people on it, all of whom are extremely busy. Most of the time there has been no trouble with identity theft, or privacy violations. You can literally walk into your bank and not even notice that someone has stolen your information. Instead, the bank is simply a bunch of computers and software programs.
As a matter of fact, many banks now provide some level of authentication that lets you know that someone is on the other end of the line. For example, a bank might send a “phone call confirmation” to you when someone tries to get on the line. That is, your bank might call you when someone calls to get a deposit or to make an account payment.
That’s just the way banks are supposed to work. But there is a limit to how much information you can store in them. And even that limit has been reached. A recent study conducted by the Department of Defense found that if you store your bank account password in a computer system (like on your BlackBerry), your bank can just as easily steal it.
How do banks protect their customers from this? By using encryption (encryption is like encryption in a way, except it isn’t just one pass through a computer). Well, encryption is a security technology that uses a series of mathematical equations to keep your confidential data from being easily read by anyone with access to it. In the end, you can’t have an account that’s completely secure because someone with access to your password can just read it.