The technology of connection
Question from the Internet:
“Is technology the answer to world peace or the problem?”
Technology cannot be the answer to anything. Technology is simply a tool; what it does depends on the user. It depends on how we use technology.
We can develop the most effective space travel technology that we see in Hollywood movies; we can colonize the whole Galaxy. Still, we would continue to destroy everything we lay our hands on, including each other.
As long as we blindly follow our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, egocentric and exploitative nature, it makes absolutely no difference what technology we have, or we do not have. Even AI cannot save us from ourselves since AI is also created and programmed by us.
If we want true and lasting peace and to solve our mounting global problems that threaten our human existence, we need a very different technology: “The technology of connections”.
We need to learn how to build and sustain Nature-like, finely balanced and mutually integrated human interconnections. If we develop such Nature-like mutual integration, where each becomes a mutually responsible and mutually complementing element of the whole system — above and against our inherent nature — then there will be peace and a safe and continuing collective Human existence in Nature’s system.