Comment 2643

By adam (anonymous) | Posted December 15, 2006 at 11:24:41

I think a lot of people have had similar thoughts to the ones that caused Brende to write this book. The idea of pulling back the reigns on technology has appeared in many movie and book themes. Fight Club comes to mind, although it is a very male take on the subject. I think in many ways technology has lessened the quality of life for many people, but I think it is in a very abstract way.

The affect technology has on many people tends to be a loss of self worth. More than ever people question themselves and their role in the world of man. I question my own role every day, since I work in a very "Office Work" environment. It seems to me that the hole left from self worth has been increasingly filled with owning technology. People buy things to make them feel better and the amount of stuff they have helps them determine theur worth.

I am not a Marxist, but there is a subtle truth to a lot of what Marx believed. However, I believe we live in a very dynamic period in the history of the human race, we have only been using non-human or animal powered machines for 200 hundred years or so and only in large quatities for 100years. Truely we are only beginning to learn how we can best utilize our technology to do what it was originally intended for: Make things easier so we have more time to be happy.

Personally I enjoy technology and I beleive I am able to derive my self worth from family and friends, so I will ever support the pursuit of greater technology and increasing its use in society.

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