• Question: Do you think technology is takeing over humanity as we always have our heads down looking at the screen

    Asked by 582bera34 to Colin, John, Kevin, Shikha, Triona on 14 Nov 2014.
    • Photo: Colin Johnston

      Colin Johnston answered on 14 Nov 2014:

      Not really, but I do think that people have so many distractions, including technology, that they never have time to look up and see what’s around them. I think that compared to even 30 years ago people are aware less aware of what there is to see in the night sky. This is rather sad.

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      Tríona O'Connell answered on 17 Nov 2014:

      I don’t think so. Technology can assist us in being humans (the internet is brilliant for sharing stories, which is something humans are great at) and in understanding the world around us (so much science is dependant on computers). Maybe we should be a little slower in adopting new technologies, but anything that improves people’s lives should be welcomed.

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      Kevin Motherway answered on 18 Nov 2014:

      Like any piece of technology ipad etc can be used or abused. It’s not the iPads fault. Humans are always getting used to new technology and it takes time to get the balance right! I couldn’t do my job properly without technology and what I do makes people’s lives better so I wouldn’t like to go back to a low tech world!

    • Photo: Shikha Sharma

      Shikha Sharma answered on 20 Nov 2014:

      Hi 582bera34,

      No, I don’t think so. Technology have improved our lives with a variety of things, its use to keep an eye on fitness and health, in keeping us connected, and giving us access to the latest news and info available online. However, there’s a negative influence that it has have introduced into our lives. It has taken over our lives so much that we cannot put it down long enough to appreciate the world around us anymore. But its our fault and we should not blame technology for that. We have to balance both the things.