Day: March 26, 2020
Day: March 26, 2020
An Honest Opinion
From the renaissance to the present age the most significant and fundamental change in the world has been technology. As human beings grew and bonded intellectually, the planet saw the creation and implementation of science and technology. Nothing in the universe has so affected mankind; nothing has fascinated us to this extent as technology.
The changes have been so rapid that it suddenly consumed the interest of a vast majority of humans and has now left us feeling empty, in a void, like vacuum.
What I mean is if we look subjectively into the way technology has emerged into the times there are two distinct phases:
One was the beginning of the golden era during the times of Da Vinci and later Newton and finally Einstein until 1900 where discovery as such was neonatal. Every single discovery and invention merited the maximum cognitive brilliance of the human mind. The technologies developed and the sciences studied were a challenge to the human mind itself. Even today, many people fail to understand the meaning behind Einstein’s theories or Da Vinci’s brilliance. The world that day was an exciting one for intellectuals. Discoveries made, hit the headlines almost everyday in the newspapers.
But if we see the second phase, the second half of 1900’s to today, there has been a total paradigm shift in the way research takes place. Technology advances today in a rather sporadic manner. Science has diversified into an application oriented business rather than the pure magic of discovery and invention. Learning for learning sake has become passé.
The entire gamut of technology has become a commercial enterprise with almost every aspect of learning requiring external coaching. Individuality and originality is lost in a sea of madness, a rat race where the winner is the richest.
Nothing creates headlines in technology today except the booming of markets, the building of new industries and foreign trade.
The raw design of research which was once the fundamental aspiration of every human being is gone. With future advancements we might lose that feeling, the pristine feeling of pure joy that discovery brings, the madness that is the insignia of life on earth.…