I have been reading a book about the technology age and how we older people are not as savy as those who have been growing up with devices. I use the word devices, because the people of my age may have had an intriguing sense of ideas based off ideas from Gene Roddenberry. Mr. Roddenberry created a show that eventually gained so much popularity, it allowed him to leave his duties and focus on writing as a full time adventure.
See, adventure is another word which I would describe Mr. Roddenberry. Each episode of his creation Star Trek led us to a “new frontier” and “to boldy go where no man has gone before.” (from Gene Roddenberry’s biography at www.roddenberry.com).
On this show, there were devices for communications, computers and many unbelievable objects that has slowly grown into our lives. Small communication devices that you flipped open and started talking. I am sure that cellular phone companies got many ideas off of Star Trek to create those devices that have entrenched our lives.
All of these ideas and devices have made our lives much easier. We have cellular phones to keep in constant contact with those we love, those we love to share time with and many more. We have computers that allow us to search life’s interesting questions. We also have the ability to locate information.
With all these devices, we have the ability to store information. And with all this electronic storage, we rarely have to worry about remembering anything. If we need to know something, we look it up. If we have saved something, we just need to copy and paste.
But what is all this doing to our abilities. If we no longer have to worry about learning anything, what will happen. What will become of……?
I wonder how much critical thinking we have or are going to loose because of all this technology?