Thursday, December 17, 2009

Technological Illusion

Modern Man doesnot experience himself as a part of nature but as an outride force destined to dominate and conquer it. By just thinking this, he continues to exist but not for the existence of humanity.

The illusion of unlimited powers, scientific and technological developments and achievements has produced the concurrent illusion of having solved the problems of existence. We have science and technology to help us along the road to peace and production but do we understand that the root cause of all this problem is the methods implemented for the solutio itself explains the "technological illusion".

The dominant modern belief has an almost irresistible attraction as it suggests that the faster you get one desirable thing the more securely do you attain another. The illusion of satisfaction thus goes bust. This illusion is based on the failure to distinguish between income and capital.

Everyone know that our natural capital are fossil fuels , but we are treating them as our income-capital; the support for which has wars and claims between countries like United States and Iraq. The liquidation of these capital assets are rapidly increasing and demanding even more gigantic efforts to search for and expolit the remaining treasure of the earth. We r maximizing it instead of minimizing the current rate of use and least concerned with its conservation.
Our current methods of production are already eating into our very substance of industrial man. yes, i agree, we are better fed, better clothed, better lived, better educated and even better treated with respect. However the substance of man cant be measured by GNP, perhaps it cannot be measured at all. Drug addiction, vandalism, negative liking, shrewdness, corruption and so forth prove the statistics wrong.
 Totalk about future is useful only if it leads to action now, to understand the problem of production and technology we must understand to tackle such a task. Why not think of a Technology with "Human face", so that people can enjoy themselves without worrying about future and its conservation. We need methods and processes which are compatible with man's need for creativity. they should be cheap enough to accessible to virtually everyone.
Gandhi has said"There must be a recognition of the existence of the soul apart from the body and of its permanent nature and this recognition must amount to a living faith".
The Illusion of existence must die with growth of Humanity.

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