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Technology is Eden

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Technology is defined as “the application of knowledge to extend human capabilities by equipment or a technique for performing a particular activity”. Technology has become very important part of our lives. I believe that technology in our lives is leading us to Eden. An Eden is a place of complete bliss and delight. Marshall McLuhan's statement that “Invention is the mother of necessities” is very true. This is because if it were not for technology our work would not be as efficient or productive. New technologies and innovations became our necessities and we cannot live without them now that they have been introduced in our lives. Invention is a gale of creative destruction, and those gales lead to changes in the economy and then in society. Old inventions are being replaced by new inventions that are easier to use and that are safe. Jacques Ellul thinks we have lost our freedom to technology and that we are being dehumanized. Instead with the advancement in technology, we have more freedom to choose and decide what technology to use for certain tasks. We are able to make more mone...