Technological Humanism

We are assisting to a brand new kind of humanism: in a period characterized by a continuous “wave” of technological improvements, the oldest idea of a person is again ready to be considered as a concrete focal point. Even the most orthodox “tech-fun” can easily understand the importance of putting each natural, direct relation inside a world often made up only of silicon and intangible atoms of information; I’m an engineer and certainly won’t try to hide my “love” for any kind of technology, however, I’m also looking at the impressive growth of social networks and the only plausible reason which comes to my mind is that of a different approach to technology widespread. Not a product to study, customize and eventually use, but rather a simple service “forged” on real needs and, above all, completely human-oriented.

Several authors (like J. Rifkin) wrote books and papers about this phenomenon, but I believe that’s quite hard to feel its enormous strength without a stop… Yes, a real life-stream stop: think about your life twenty years ago without any kind of reference to your current way to face each situation, then compare these two realities and the strangest paradox is that a “feared” trend towards a machine-controlled world is instead getting into a new human “revolution” driven by the technology itself!