…..coming to think of it, Arthur C.Clarke is right when he says any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Look at the PC, like Douglas Adams sums it evolution so articulately—“first we thought PC was a calculator, then we found out how to turn numbers into letters with ASCII-and we thought it was a typewriter. Then we discovered graphics and we thought it was a television. With the World Wide Web we realize it’s a brochure.” Technologic devices in general give us a feel good factor, in case you haven’t figured how, then read up David Sedaris Me Talk Pretty one Day the quote is so right of many of us—“at the end of a miserable day, instead of grieving my virtual nothing, I can always look at my loaded waste paper basket and tell myself I failed, at least I took a few trees down with me.” “
What’s the technology device I could not live without…. well Merriam Webster what is a technology? Or should I ask for technological device? Why ponder I shall go with technology and device something from it eventually.
Technology is practical application of knowledge especially in a particular area, in that case I am for all technology, after practical application is what is needed in life.
This opens vistas, the technology of fire lighting, and the technology of harvesting. I guess they are the most important ones. Followed by the technology to creating shelter.
Technology is also a manner of accomplishing a task especially using technical processes, methods or knowledge. Then it would be technology of documenting knowledge, maybe writing on papyrus, or palm leaves or the printing press without these the modern disastrous world would not exist, we would still be doing the Homo sapiens hunt and herd routine.
But somewhere along the way, we have optimized technologic devices for it is a knack of arranging the world that we do not experience it. We have become a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the sermon the mount.