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How Technology Has Destroyed The Human Race

Updated on May 30, 2014
Technology now makes the world go round and not money.
Technology now makes the world go round and not money.

Last night I was watching the movie “Terminator: Rise of the Machines.” The movie is part of the Terminator franchise and it is about computers and technology overpowering humanity, causing the inevitable “judgement day” to strike planet earth. When I first watched this ten years ago, I laughed and thought movie makers just have too much of an imagination and it’s causing them to portray their madness as entertainment. Then it dawned on me that these cinematologists have created a pathway of initiating insanity into the world and slowly the world has now adopted insanity as the norm and the norm as insanity.

Kids depend on phones to play rather than mother nature
Kids depend on phones to play rather than mother nature

DID YOU KNOW?

More people in the world have access to a smartphone than they have access to clean water or a toilet.

In the US, 1 out of 4 two year olds owns a smartphone.

Over 70 percent of us have lost the ability to use our brains for simple maths. We don't even use calculators. We know use Google to solve 164 x 346

Fast forward thirty years later after the first Terminator movie was made, it has become apparent that machines are now in charge of earth. Today’s world is really being run by computers and technology. Every form of life has been infected with this so called glorious achievement. Human beings no longer communicate face to face with each other like they used to. We have now replaced the simple art of face to face conversation with countless amounts of electronic devices to do what we were naturally born to do. We can no longer do anything humanely or naturally. We invented powerful media (radio, TV, internet, phones, tablets etc) and although the main purpose of these entities was to ease our burden of daily life, it has turned into a catastrophe. We used to be able to think for ourselves and be able to imagine a concept all on our own, but sadly after the birth of technology, we depend on it to think. We are no longer capable of living life without these machines. Instead of us using the brain we were given to create good, we have destroyed the brain structure and infested it with the technology we created.

Take a look at your normal day today. When you go outside, you will no doubt meet a life like zombie. The jogger who wears sunglasses and has earpieces so he doesn’t see or hear you. When you get on a bus or train, every passenger is glued to some kind of device so they avoid even noticing you. When you go to a restaurant or a coffee shop, the customers all staring at their laptops, smartphones, iPods, iPads, etc. It’s like a complete plague, created by humans and is destroying the essence of being a human being.

We have lost the ability to just listen to another human being with our ears. Now technology does the listening for us.
We have lost the ability to just listen to another human being with our ears. Now technology does the listening for us.

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Families used to gather around the table, have breakfast, lunch and dinner together. Now it’s a text that decides whether you will join the table. When you went to a party, your aim was to socialize with other people and not stare at some device. When you went to school, your goal was to learn something that will benefit your well being but in school now, you are taught how to become a zombie. Children no longer know how to play. They are stuck indoors or when they are outside they sit on a bench and all stare at the machine their parents bought for them. Young children are forced to look like and behave like adults before they can be children. Young people cannot control themselves and are constantly on the rampage of killing or destroying people. Marriages are ending at a click of a button (social media). Violence has hit an all time high with people having no reason at all to harm others but just because too much of the technology we have created has turned us into barbarians.

The saddest thing is that humanity doesn’t seem to realize how much their creations are destroying us rather than helping us. The creation of media was supposed to ease our burden of trying to find out what is going on around us, but instead it has brought the destruction of morality and the disdain of society. Once upon a time, parents were the gods of the family. A mother knew how to raise her child without being told by some snob on TV who claims to have magic powers of “super nanny” to cure the dysfunction of families. Fathers were the head of the household whose presence alone sparked, respect and honour in the children and wife. But thanks to the creation of technology and media, men now want to be women and women want to be men. Men are tricked into believing that lusting after one another is pure and natural, women are plagued by constant pressures of having a perfect body, children are taught that disrespect and criminality is the proper conduct of living as a human on earth.

Even the animal kingdoms are suffering the consequences of human arrogance. Once upon a time animals had homes and lives in the wild, free, open space called the jungle. They survived naturally but once humans came in the picture, they are now captives who are encaged in a prison they call a zoo.

As a human living in the earth today, it saddens me to see our beautiful planet crumbling daily. We do not realize that these devices we have created have instigated fear, destruction and dissolution amongst ourselves.

If we continue to build these so called technologies then we are bound to extinct ourselves at some point. You may think that you have no power to stop this ever expanding rate of creation of gadgets but you are wrong. By going back to our humanity roots of kindness, goodness, mercy, patience, gentleness, self control, love for one another, we can slowly overcome this plague. When we recognize that we were given this planet for the purpose of being in good terms with the creator, then all will go well for us. No creation is greater than its creator and so one day the creator will come to set things right to what they were originally purposed for. I urge you today to get yourself in order for I truly believe that the creator is on his way to take back his planet. If you have succumbed yourself into the destructions of this world, then it’s not too late to turn back and set yourself right with him. Only if you forsake the plagues we have created and live according to the true humanity we once had, then can you truly be spared the wrath you will incur on judgment day indeed.

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      AOkay12 3 years ago from Florida

      Google and Amazon will take over the world one day (Just kidding). I feel like technology is making some people lazy and impersonal. Many technologies are encroaching on our privacy.

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      Kenneth C Agudo 3 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      This is true, we are already in technological era and everything is accompanied with gadgets. You really have interesting hub and all ebay capsules are related to one another, thank you very much for the guide hehe :)

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      Merida Craze 3 years ago

      Thanks Raine and welcome to hubpages! Just read your article and it's just brilliant. Thanks for stopping by x

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      Raine Law Yuen 3 years ago from Cape Town

      I have just completed a hub on manifesting in the 21st century and wanted to introduce it by summing up what you have just said in this post. So very true. We seem to be on a roller coaster that just gets faster and faster. People can no longer cope so have turned to the spiritual teachings of the East as a possible solution. maybe people will start to realize the futility of

      keeping up with the Joneses and return to a more simpler life. I know of a number of people that have sold up in the cities and moved to more remote parts of the world. They always speak about being more happy and content.

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      Merida Craze 3 years ago

      Hi word55, thank you for your lovely comment and i'm glad techno does not ruin your life.

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      It seems that there are advantages and disadvantages to everything. We must accept the things that change with time and make the best of them. Technology is continuing to improve. There are somethings that I use and some that I don't. However, I refuse to let technology ruin my life. Very nice write up Aneegma. Thank you for sharing :-)

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      Merida Craze 3 years ago

      Hi Nell couldn't agree with you more. Thanks for commenting x

      Hi Hackslap Thank you for your input. Appreciate it.

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      Harry 3 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      This is a very thoughtful and well-written article ...not that I'm against technology but I do understand the harms it can do ..but one can then argue that everything does have its pros and cons and this no different...I will admit though I wonder whatever happened to the good old fashioned picking up the phone and talking to someone these days...these days its SMS/email first before anything else - we're so conscious of even facing each other more personally than it was in the past..

      anyway .that's my two cents worth hah

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Aneegma, yes I do agree with you, I have totally forgotten how we used to do things back in the old days, they used to do things together, but these days its all done by cell phone or internet, we are losing the joy of doing things together, great hub! nell

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      Merida Craze 3 years ago

      Thanks Bill, for your lovely comment.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It's interesting that someone as young as you feels this way. I have often said I think technology is doing harm to society and ruining the concept of community. We are distancing ourselves from others, and I find that very disturbing. Anyway, wonderful thoughts my young friend. Nicely done.

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      Merida Craze 3 years ago

      Aww John you're star, thank you so much. I'm always on the never ending quest on finding answers and they always come to me in strangest of times lol. Thanks John, have a fabulous weekend!

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Very insightful article here Aneegma. Technology has brought some amazing innovations to the world but it is now advancing much too fast. For instance children are spending a lot more time indoors playing video games or on the computer. They are no longer playing outside, getting exercise and sunshine and building up natural immunities to diseases. When you go anywhere everyone is looking at their smart phones or tablets. Most of our crops. Livestock and foods are now genetically modified to increase yield and production at the expense of our health through the natural organic product. Animals are becoming extinct through our push for products such as palm oil and wood products. The climate is changing because of our huge reliance on fossil fuels etc. we can turn it around, but it takes a concerted effort by concerned people all around the world. Great hub, voted up.