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Is society progressing or are we setting ourselves up for disaster?

  1. TheBlondie profile image59
    TheBlondieposted 7 years ago

    Is society progressing or are we setting ourselves up for disaster?

    Technology is getting to be so extreme that we have even created robots that act and talk just like humans. Is this a good sign, or do you think we are taking it too far?

  2. TheBlondie profile image59
    TheBlondieposted 7 years ago

    I don't want to start an argument, but I have to say I don't think we are destroying ourselves because we don't believe in God. Atheists aren't destroying the world because we don't believe in something- we are simply people who have a different opinion about something. I could just as easily say that people like you are destroying the world because you do believe in god.

  3. BlissfulWriter profile image66
    BlissfulWriterposted 7 years ago

    I don't worry too much about robots effect on society.  I worry more about humans effect on society.

    Things like global warming, the running out of oil, contamination of our fish supply with mercury, contamination of our fresh food with pesticides, obesity epidemic due to excessive sugar in packaged foods, etc.

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    Old Empresarioposted 7 years ago

    I doubt science will be a priority in the future unless something changes quickly. Our society is moving toward another radical shift whose catalyst will be an economic downfall and government insolvency. We do not yet know what will take shape after this and we do not know which party will win. On one side, we have the growing radical Christian religious movement in the US. On another, we have the military bureaucracy and America's penchant for law and order. The younger generation that will inherit this mess sort of has its head up its own ass with technology and mass media during a time when education programs are being cut. Thinking is almost impossible in their environment. I would expect future Americans being particularly ignorant. We're heading for the dark ages.

  5. Wayne Brown profile image84
    Wayne Brownposted 6 years ago

    Technology might be progressing but I have serious doubts that society is in a state of progression. Oh, we might like to say that we are progressing because we have all the buzz words related to political correctness, diversity, and on and on but there is no progress there of any significance.  Hell, if you listened to your mother of fifty years ago all of that would have been apparent in your future behavior.  Society is better educated yet more rude and insensitive.  Our drivers have been to drivers' ed and training classes yet they still fail to understand how to execute a proper left turn or to yield right of way at the proper time.  Somewhere along the line we quit teaching manners and respect for elders.  Our children seldom say "maam" or "sir" anymore because, we, as parents, consider it "outdated".  The list of human failure as it compares to 50 years ago is too numerous to list and the decay continues.  When we lose respect for our fellow man here on earth, all else matters litte for we have finally returned to the mentality of the cave man. WB

  6. someonewhoknows profile image75
    someonewhoknowsposted 6 years ago

    1.One group of scientists seem to be interested in using technology to creste a hollographic type reality where it's hard to tell what's real in the traditional sense and what not real.

    2.If,technology is not grounded in morality and ethics I do see us going down a path of disaster of some kind.
    I 'm hearing that there are plans to try to put a human brain in a robot type body.
    Also,the military supposedly has been experimenting on humans for about a hundred years.
    The word I hear is superman realized in that we will or already do have super soldiers who feel no pain ,and have no fear.I'm afraid they may not have any emotions either.

    The movie Indusrty has certainly had an effect on the real world,or is it the other way around?

    Cloning may have been around a lot longer than we think. I know it sounds crazy,but I've heard that many political leaders have been cloned.