Tech Changes all the Time
AretoNyx: There seems to be constant change of advancing tech for better or worse. All the retro history from gaming to otherwise there is often talk of futurist beliefs of tech.
With some ways how economic situations influence...not sure what it is going to be like in ten years.
The way hackers, spam bots, and destruction of tech seems to move faster than the creativity of much. There is advances but then as well many still ignorant how to use such often. ( Try turning it on and off again sort of thing that has to be said.) lol
Though like with most tech there seems mostly the good overall to have it.
Entropy with the changes may happen and some will think internet fake while using it I expect will continue whatever supposed improvements.
Scifi has much to go on about interesting scenarios.
Any how what do you think are the best positive changes with tech over centuries such existed what ever way?
Gino_BE: I think tech should be valued according to the time it is invented in. I think the pre-historic inventions like knowing how to make fire, invention of the spear and invention of the wheel and knowing how to farm and domesticate animals, were big things for the spirit of that time. So it is hard to value one tech over another. We needed the wheel, and farming, and then industrial revolution before inventing the internet makes sense. It kinda is a logical sequence. The invention of one tech always has implications, so a new tech will need to be invented as a consequence. It will just never stop.
Tech always tends to solve actual problems. We have problems now like climate change (because we pollute too much since industrial revolution), cyber (security) problems (since the invention of the world wide web), pandemics (because growing population + ease of spreading through aerospace and our advanced mobility), globalization with its economic/social problems, and so on... The big tech inventions will be exactly those who adress those problems:
* clean energy
* circular economies
* artificial intelligence
* use of blockchain technology to form 'the internet of trust' as a layer 2 on the current internet (though people have hard time understanding the tech, the nicest example of this already happening, is the bitcoin)
* medical advancements in vaccines, medication, curing cancers, enhancing our body with arificial body parts and more. The endgame will probably be that we all become cyborg like.
It's a sure thing that ethics will have to shift also in the future