In praise of… Technology

Technology is a wonderful thing. I mean, sure, at some point in the not too distant future we are going to be enslaved by robots that turn against us and humanity will do battle with them forever more in a post-apocalyptic nightmare world. This is a given. Until then, we can enjoy the small pleasures that gadgets bring us.

My iPhone, for example, has long been an indispensable part of my life. A phone, an iPod, email, Twitter, Facebook, backgammon. I wouldn’t be able to make it through the working day without it. I might do a lot more ‘work’, but where’s the fun in that?

Anyway, this is all just a flimsy pretext to try out the new blogging application I’ve just downloaded (BlogPress). So here I am, in bed, writing this. Such a thing would have been unthinkable only a few years ago. Marvellous.

Of course every small advancement in technology takes us ever closer to the scenario outlined above, but in the meantime let us not concern ourselves with such matters. For life is short and art is long… or something.

Centrist. Atlanticist. Dry liberal. Anti-totalitarian. Post-ideological pragmatist. Child of The Enlightenment. Toucan.

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2 comments on “In praise of… Technology
  1. Philip says:

    ah here you are, you are as slippery as an eel in a bucket of body butter.I see you are still sitting on the religious fence!I find such militant atheism rather peculiar, I hope you are not a member of the atheism society (or what ever its called). I mean all those people getting together to condemn something they do not believe in. After all I don't like celery, but I don't get together with others to shout at those who quite like celery. I recommend the chapter on Dawkins in the book '50 people who buggered up britain', to see a man who is devoid of humanity (not a good thing for a humanist)

  2. Citizen Sane says:

    I'm assuming this is the Artist Formerly Known As PH?For some reason I'd always thought your name would be Paul. Don't know why.No, I'm not a member of any society. I'm with Groucho Marx on that one.Good to know you're still reading!

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