Effect of Technology on Humanity

795 WordsMay 24, 20114 Pages
Humanity is defined as the quality or condition of being human, human nature. Human nature is the concept that there is a set of inherent distinguishing characteristics, including ways of thinking, feeling and acting, which all humans tend to have. In an age where technology surrounds and influences humanity one must consider whether technology is changing how we think, feel and act. Is technology influencing humanity or is humanity influencing technology? The questions of what ultimately influences human behavior and how the causation works, and whether technology is the influence or is humanity the influence over technology are important questions for all of society. The Significance of Social Social technology is permeating…show more content…
Prophets of Ideas Ideas represent the presentation of new knowledge that emerges from the creativity of the human network. Because of the connectivity afforded to the human network meaningful and significant ideas are emerging every day. The meaningful and significant ideas are the ones which create thick value that endures, benefits, and multiplies productivity of the human network. The Social Overton Window is a means of identifying which ideas define the range of acceptance people’s ideas and media fall into. Media is used to persuade or educate the marketplace so that the window of behavior either “moves” or expands to encompass them. Opponents of change reject ideas that represent significant change in how humanity thinks, feels and acts. While the influence of technology on humanity always has been and always will be significant the real influence on society is what humanity does with the technology to create meaningful value for all humanity. This is also true for any individual or organization using ‘social technology for any
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