Originally Posted by Sol
I'm not gonna get too deep in to the whole philosophy of technology. I just think it'* great what these car companies can come up with these days. It really shows what we as a society can accomplish and innovate. Change is inevitable, and it happens all the time. We shouldn't look back at the timeline and keep things the way they are. If so, we'd still have flathead V8'* that put out 50HP in our cars with no seatbelts.
Of course not! Moreso than car advances, millions would still be dying of smallpox and other related diseases if we as humans didn't feel the need to create vaccines and the like. Our ability to create is what separates us from animals, and is one of the very things that makes a human, well... human. But my point is this: As far as technology has come, and as much as it has advanced our lives, and as integrated it has become in our society, it can all come crashing down, in the most terrible way imaginable, in the worldly equivalent of the blink of an eye. Trust me: Appreciate technology for what it can do for you, and use it; hell it'* there for that purpose, but don't ever build your life around it so completely and utterly so that you can't live without it, and always keep in mind that, one day, we just might not have it. Realizing this and it'* implications in your life is the first step in bracing yourself for whatever may come, be it good or ill.
Hehe, sorry for making a mountain range out of a grain of sand, but this topic sparked a desire to make publically known what I'd been pondering on and thinking about for quite some time in private. It'* all just part of being self-reliant, I guess. Remember that age-old motto:
"Always be prepared." At least mentally and spiritually, anyway
If the heart and mind are prepared, the body will follow...
Anyways, that'* the end of my rant for tonight :P Time to water the damn sod...
*Resident 'Rip Van Winkle' of the Bonneville Club*
"I want to know God'* thoughts; the rest are details." - Albert Einstein
"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" - Sign hanging in Einstein'* office at Princeton