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A Haiku - Technology

Updated on February 24, 2015

A Haiku - Technology

A double-edged sword

of truth and falsehood, your choice.

Life's treasures, or smut.

Surely as dangerous as a thermo-nuclear bomb....

Modern technology is advancing like a driverless car rolling down a hill. Aiding medical research, it can save us. Aiding criminals and corrupting our youth, it can destroy us; yet another modern test and trial.

With the theft of as many as 10 million users' credit cards by one or more hackers believed to be operating from Russia, modern technology has aided criminals in what may be "the crime of this new century."

No less potentially damaging is the rampant degrading of society's morals by the spread of pornography as it seeps into homes and offices around the world through its use by those also bent on profiting from perverting actions.

The old evils of pornography, gambling, theft, unfaithfulness, etc., are magnified with instant, even impulsive communication and viewing adding to the disintegration of family values, personal security, and social values.

There are many positives as technology has made news and information, even education, more readily available to the majority of Americans and people around the world. It has made the world smaller still, with the potential to bring us all closer together, better informed about each other's values and problems.

If modern technology is leaving you on edge, just make sure you are on the cutting edge of truth and honor.


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      Eric Dierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      This is plenty harsh. Are we really such sheep in general?

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Ericdierker - Eric, I think that is a question we each have to answer for ourselves and our loved ones. Whereas we used to be able to have some controls over what came into our homes, now others with varying motives can reach right inside our homes by the click of an "On" switch. Technology has brought about that change.

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      Eric Dierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Technology changes our world but only as we let it. In my home we have an "off" switch also.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Ericdierker - Well said. Not to belabor the point, but I'm tempted to point out that the "Off" switch is only needed if the "On" switch was used first. (Smile)

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      Randi Benlulu 2 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      It is most definitely a "double-edged sword" but I still am optomistic enough to believe that if one proceeds with caution, it can =be a wonderful thing. Thank you for sharing. Up and interesting.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      I look at technology as damned if you do and damned if you don't.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      btrbell - The operable phrase: "proceed with caution."

      Gypsy Rose Lee - Don't be damned. You are already saved, at a great price. Just follow btrbell's lead.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Yes, if we are cautious, we should be all right.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      aviannovice - We were given a path to follow and it is the only one I know of that leads to where everyone would like to go, if they knew what awaits the faithful journeyers. Going to check out Deb at the lake.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      I know that there is software out there that will allow the doctor to check your vital signs from you smart phone.

      voted up-UAI and shared.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Shyron E Shenko - Thanks. Nothing surprises me any more. I did the haiku you requested in response to the Good Words Challenge (Ambition). Thanks for the challenge and the share.

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