Technology and the World

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Is Google Making Us Stupid? Written by Nicholas Carr, and Ray Kurzweil who is featured in the Singularity video have offered the human population many pieces of valid information in regards to the pros and cons of advanced technology which is coming sooner than we think. The understanding of each source is an important component for the future of our world. The reprogramming of our brains by the constant use of computers, and how artificial intelligence, with an expected date of 2045 according to Ray Kurzweil will surpass the human brain and the organic piece of humanity will no longer be at the top of the food chain. Scary thought indeed!
My mind after reading the article and viewing the video was in a bit of chaos. All the information which was provided caused me to reflect; Wow, I can see this process already occurring. Every day I pick up my son Logan from school and I see all sorts of children piling out like a herd of cows; grades kindergarten through fifth. The same question is asked by all of the mothers and fathers to their children; how was your day and the same reply is given every day- boring. The schools and society are creating drones. The creativity level of the teachers has declined drastically by the confinement of strict rules of teaching to MCAS and the over use of Google.
When children arrive home they are surrounded by smart-phones, lap-tops, X-Box, and tablets, all of which gives them access to the internet at any given time. It is quick and convenient. The author Nicholas Carr even states “I’ve been spending a lot of time online, searching and surfing and sometimes adding to the great databases of the Internet.” It is at the finger tips to whomever wants it, but I also see the human race unable to disc...

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...ich Nietzsche and how his style of writing changed significantly when he started using a type writer. “But the machine had a subtler effect on his work. One of Nietzsche’s friends, a composer, noticed a change in the style of his writing.” Now can we imagine the effects of the Singularity movement? The change is too drastic even with some of the beneficial factors. Can you even fathom that sex could possible become obsolete? I have to draw the line somewhere and I would say most individuals would have the same view.
Kurzweil has big hopes and dreams for a new world that I believe most are not ready for and I know that I am not ready to be fed by a nanobot. Are you? It is such a terrifying thought and in 2045 I would be seventy-three years old which is scary in itself, unless that aging process part really works than I may appreciate technology more.
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