Towards a cold humorless distopia
Ever since taking an interest in technology in the 1970s, I have been concerned that one day it would evolve beyond just providing convenience and occasional entertainment and into something slightly more sinister. Namely, increasingly complex devices would begin to act as a substitute for natural human to human and human to animal relationships. I felt that once that time arrived, my interest and desire to be involved with technology would come to an end. I would want no part of it. As this article highlights, with an increasing number of people becoming a ‘burden’ on society (I use that term uncomfortably), some are considering abandoning their responsibilities as humans, leaving the unwanted in the ‘care’ of flawless, heartless steal and plastic.
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Fight back club: We need to think before substituting the warmth, trust and comfort of nearby love with distant machinery. Granny flat anyone?