Posted by: The Pianist on Oct 07, 2009
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Many years ago man lived in a cave, hunted for his food, and used his legs to walk to get his water. But as time evolved, so did technology, in most parts of the world, except for in countries where the old traditions of survival still reign strong. Should we pity these nations, or envy them?
We are rapidly heading into Global Warming. A lot of the poisons that are being released into the atmosphere are caused from the manufacturing, maintanance and use of digital devices. The natural deterioration of our earth is speeding up due to someone needing more sound, faster electric windows, and the latest
Basic needs include: Shelter, Health, Food and Education. How much is achievable without the use of technology? Shelter we know is achievable. Food you can grow, but then the balance of some form of a normal life is needed with health and education, as the advancement in these two needs is beyond what any plant could give a persion versus digital knowledge. Naturally the debate of cruel versus kind comes into play. How can you give a portion of people computers, when they have no money to maintain, or use these things? Perhaps teaching a group about the digital advances, will have a ripple effect and close the Digital Divide. However, some say this is a pipe dream, and it is obvious that technology can create much larger class divides.
Perhaps leaving technology for now out of these nations could prove to be a positive thing. In a small forest in
One wonders how a balance can be formed. Surely, letting an undeveloped nation evolve at its own pace is healthier than shoving technology at them as if they are a power charity project. First world countries may have a lot to teach third world countries, but those third world countries have a lot to remind the First world countries, about basic survival.