Technological Humanism

man standing infront signage during daytimeWe are assisting a 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 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 of silicon and intangible information atoms.

I’m an engineer and certainly won’t try to hide my “love” for any technology. However, I’m also looking at the impressive growth of social networks, and the only plausible reason that comes to my mind is that of a different approach to technology’s widespread. It is not a product to study, customize, and eventually use, but rather a service “forged” on actual needs and, above all, wholly human-oriented.

Several authors (like J. Rifkin) wrote books and papers about this phenomenon, but it’s pretty challenging to feel its enormous strength without a stop… Yes, an actual life-stream stop: think about your life twenty years ago without any reference to your current way of facing 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!

Photo by Transly Translation Agency


Share this page:

Related Posts

  • "The limits of my language means the limits of my world.” (L. Wittgenstein) When Jacques Lacan proposed his psychoanalytical theory based on the influence of language on human beings, many auditors remained initially astonished. Is…

  • This article stems from a dialogue with a good friend of mine who is a psychologist and who, again with great understanding and critical spirit, has highlighted some fundamental aspects of modern artificial intelligence by…

  • Discovering how deep learning can work smoothly while performing tasks that even humans consider difficult is terrifying. Undoubtedly, it’s stunning and extraordinary, but at the same time, it’s almost a terrible discovery. I must confess…

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x

Discover more from Giuseppe Bonaccorso

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading