Interesting quote found on quitfacebook... "Our brains are no match for our technology". But our technology is a direct result of our brains. So, put it very simply, is it matching when we do good things with it and not matching when we do bad things? Any thoughts?
Technology is a form of art, formalized after N iterations. I doubt we can judge technology only in terms of STEM (utility). Morality is disconnected from technology per se as it's only a result of using it. Therefore, I would extend your argument into question whether human is inherently evil because he finds a way to misuse technology?
Depends on your theory of art: what if it's just conspicuous consumption of productive capacity? What if, as Adam Savage recently said, there is no differentiation between making [ie, the use and creation of technology] and art?
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Depends again on the "art". Creation of tech generally involves a congruence of talent, perseverance, purpose driven people. Being rockets, mechanical watches or even medicine. But that is hidden by the just conspicuous consumption part, unfortunately keeping technology from being appreciated when it does good things. But sometimes, there is making without art. Like... Modern art.
Well, I thought more in terms of emergence of innovative technology. Ie. Medicine began as purely empirical art, the need to organize knowledge was secondary to exercising judgment based on experience.
Your empirical art and exercising judgment based on experience makes me weirdly think about the work of some theoretical physicists. Especially those studying Dr. Wolfram Cellular Automata Theory of unification. They basically are at the same stage of discovering the raw art, the emergence properties and potential descriptive power of the theory as well as organizing their knowledge around it...