Originally Posted by luckiecharms
Do you think technology advancing is good or bad?
I think it is more bad ...
Flippent, sacrastic anwear: So, when do you plan to join the Amish?
Actual answer: Technology is just a facilitator - is allows us to do more than we could without it. Moreover, it's a continious spread - it is not possible to define any specific points within 'technology' in anything other than an arbitary manner. This has profound implications, namely that is impossible to stop further development.
So, independant of the philosophical opinions, the practical sites basically amounts to ever increasing.
On that philosophical point, as technology advances, I'm able to achieve more in the same time. How can that be a bad thing? The only way that can be bad is if the actions I take are 'bad' actions, which up to now have been tolerated because of low effect. Well, that's a poor solution in any case, and I think that the correct solution there is obvious - to deal with 'bad' actions, rather than the tools that one uses.
The only real problem with increasing technology is that of a "Knowledge Crash" - when some of the basic facts and principles (e.g. where to find metal ores, and how to smelt them) get forgotten, and this leads to an inevitable decay in the knowledge base over time. This is, however, only predicted when the knowledge storage capacity is restricted - which it is effetivly not today. Or, technology has solved the only problem with technology