1 Jan 2015
Technology bridges the fields of science and economy, entertainment, and education. If technologists are not ethically sensitive, they will put pressure on ethical boundaries that will be too subtle to detect. Moral Boundaries Technology is a field that is marked by a constant state of growth and expansion. It has brought us from podunk simplicity to an elaborate and sophisticated communicating society. But it has limits in God’s creation, when man approach the moral boundaries for which man cannot empirically understand. Technology has the tendency to allure people into making updates for capacity and theoretical sake, rather than a practical one. Fruit of science’s Labor Technology categorically sits smack dab between science and the rest of society, where theoretical things can be used and understood more tangibly. Technology is the fruit of science’s labor. But if those fruits prove to have no beneficial vitamins or minerals, then the fruit source has to be suspect. Much of the technology of today is advancing due to the push from the entertainment industry. Video games, Movies, and general computing efficiency are charting theoretical new paths that technology can help to improve, but is entertainment really a reason to advance more depreciated methods? While entertainment is a crucial element for society, it is only a peripheral element of the more crucial relational factor absolutely necessary of people. Economic Extension In addition to entertainment, business and economics are cashing in on more efficient methods of productivity. Newer and faster equipment are usually a prudent investment, but how much of this equipment upgrading is based on an aesthetic desire that the consumer are subconsciously looking for, rather than an actually practical necessity? Educational Dimensions In the educational field, new equipment is likewise an obviously wise investment, because the paying student base will appreciate technological advancement and upkeep of their tuition investment. But other factors are involved in the technological evolution in the classroom. As technology changes in our learning environments, our learning styles acclimate to the new technology and equipment, so we begin to learn differently. Now initially, there is nothing wrong with this, as the end is the learning is taking place. But when it is analyzed deeper, the method of learning is itself a skill that is taken from school, and it is carried into life for further learning. Education is a lot more than just learning facts – it’s about learning to think critically, to analyze information sources, and to strategize. If those methods leading up to how facts are delivered to students are removed, people are launched into the world without all of their limbs. It is imperative people are taught to question. So while I love the innovation being presented in the present technology industry, it needs to be more than just technology pushing it. It has to be premised by a more fundamental society-based infrastructure. In fact, technology’s advancement should be directed by more than just a external society infrastructure(s), it should be based on absolute, and unchanging moral principles that hold us together as a race, and define us as sentient, will-based creatures.