In general, technology (be it the invention of the wheel or the integrated circuit), impacts how we live our lives. Sometimes technology creates other demands (like how the light bulb created the need for our electric grid), and other times it simply changes how we live or a habit, (such as the invention of intentional fire allowed us to cook our food).
One our current social struggles is that currently technology is changing more rapidly than our legal, cultural, and social systems can accommodate. Sexting, cell phones, computerized engine management systems for our daily transportation, new medical procedures, discoveries that are leading to genetic management, and the ability to wage a war without people all are leading us on a path where our humanity is our best guide. The paradox is that while we isolate ourselves behind computer screens and virtual communications, our humanity depends on our interaction with those around us.
My question for the day is how can we strengthen and grow our humanity while becoming more isolated?