Has technology translated into quality of life?

Login or register to post comments Last Post 0 reads   23 posts
Viewing 3 posts - 21 through 23 (of 23 total)
  • Mon, May 10, 2021 - 08:30am

    #21
    davefairtex

    davefairtex

    Status Member (Offline)

    Joined: Sep 03 2008

    Posts: 2447

    count placeholder0

    demonstrably false

Steve-

This is demonstrably false. All technologies have inherent biases which dictate how they will be used. No technology is “neutral”. That’s just one of three projections that humans place on technology (Good/Neutral/Evil).

Could you elaborate?

I do agree going in that – say  – an atomic bomb’s inherent bias is warfare.  They tried to use it for mining, but it was quite the stretch.  Nobody bought it.  But a computer chip?

Since my statement (“Tech is neutral”) is demonstrably false – I’m going to now ask you to demonstrate the falsity – specifically – about how a “computer chip” – or a computer for that matter – has an inherent bias.

  • Tue, May 11, 2021 - 01:22pm

    #22
    Steven Kelso

    Steven Kelso

    Status Bronze Member (Offline)

    Joined: Aug 22 2018

    Posts: 151

    count placeholder0

    Has technology translated into quality of life?

The computer chip and by extension, the computer, require electricity to develop, construct, and utilize.

Does the energy bias suffice or do you need more?

We can also assert a wealth bias based on the energy bias.

  • Tue, May 11, 2021 - 01:54pm   (Reply to #21)

    #23

    Quercus bicolor

    Status Gold Member (Offline)

    Joined: Mar 19 2008

    Posts: 699

    count placeholder0

    Has technology translated into quality of life?

To continue a computer chip and especially ubiquitous use of computer chips in a given society biases that society to pay attention to data that can be collected, quantified and fed into the computer.

It also biases that society to make decisions based upon the range of possible algorithms that can be written to process that data.

Viewing 3 posts - 21 through 23 (of 23 total)

Login or Register to post comments