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February 6, 2008

EL 336 - WM - are we foolproof?

"I agree with his statement that you can't design foolproof machines, because fools are so clever." (pg 385)

I find that even thoough oral speech has advanced to printed technology, it is not any better than it was 10000 years ago. Just because we have advanced the ways to show what we want to say, are we now getting the most important topics out? Look at all the horrible things ont he internet. A tool that was supposed to advance us has probably put more focus into sex, crime, the worship of celebrities, more than get the important issues out there. Sticking feathers up your but does not make you a chicken.

Posted by RachelPrichard at February 6, 2008 1:41 PM


An excellent point, Rachel. Technological advancements only serve to advance humanity's knowledge and understanding if they are developed and employed responsibly.

Unfortunately, it's a simple fact of life that there will always be people seeking to exploit technology purely for profit, with no concern for the damage that may eventually cause.

Posted by: ChrisU at February 7, 2008 12:28 AM

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