Technological society

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technological societies are inherently flawed a priori

The industrial way of life leads to the industrial way of death. From Shiloh to Dachau, from Antietam to Stalingrad, fromHiroshima to Vietnam and Afghanistan, the great specialty of industry and technology has been the mass production of human corpses.

 Edward Abbey

In recent years, philosophical debates have arisen over thepresent and future use of technology in society, with disagreements over whether technology improves the human condition or worsens it. On the somewhat optimistic side are certain philosophers who seetechnological progress as beneficial to society and the human condition. At the other end of the spectrum, are those who believe that technological societies are inherently flawed a priori. They suggestthat the result of such a society is to become even more technological at the cost of psychological health and physical health in general. Indeed, until recently, did these philosophers got concernedabout the pervasiveness of technology in the modern world, opining that it is a potentially psychological provoking illness and it harms the environment.
It is likely that technology sideeffects were, at first, overlooked due to people’s overwhelming by its beneficial effects for the society and the human condition since it affects the manner in which we live. Yet, some of theconsequences are indeed less than positive, and may contribute to various negative psychological effects. Most especially, computers and the Internet, seem to represent the spearhead of this issue as beingeasily overused. The combination of available stimulating content, ease of access, convenience, low cost, visual stimulation, autonomy, and anonymity—all contribute to a highly psychoactive experience -mood altering, and potentially behaviorally impacting. In fact, psychologists from American Psychology Association in addressing the phenomenon of Internet behavior focused on conceptual definitions...
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