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How can technology be advanced for the new generations? Did you ever thought about science being the main source of technology?

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G. Mark’s Answer


Your question is actually quite broad because of the definitions of the words you're using. This is a good thing and a great opportunity for me to posit some of my definitions. First, people think of "technology" as -- often -- whiz-bang hardware and gadgets. Remember that technology is actually any set of principles humans (as far as we know so far) use to solve problems. This means that it extends beyond hardware and physics experiments to things like arithmetic, logic, language, music and philosophy, at least. Then you talk about science. Science is in the same ballpark. When a violinist practices the precise position and motion of their hands to produce a perfect succession of notes, that may be considered only "art" by some, but it is just another technology. When Michelangelo did the Sistine Chapel, he devised his own paints, scaffolding, application methods, stencils and geometric design of this masterpiece. These were all technologies he had to develop himself. So if you're asking how technology can be advanced for new generations, the answer is simply, "need". And "need" is decided by people. Ask yourself if anything is perfect as it is. The likely answer for anything, by far, is "no". Therefore, people will, as people are wont to do, raise the bar and want more and more. And being tool users, they will generate new ideas and use existing technology and often extend that technology. And each time they do this, they'll be using science. So once you broaden your concept of just what technology and science is, you'll see the answer is always, "yes". So that means that no matter what you do to accomplish anything, you're using science and technology in some form and stand a good chance of advancing it, even if it's for your personal, immediate purpose. And being communicators, we humans tend to share those things.

Mavis’s Answer

Updated Quakers Hill, New South Wales, Australia

Science and Technology will be the main focus for the future, but never forget that any science and technology still needs human intervention at the end of the day. Any technology is only as smart as the people who programmed it. Once you realise that fact, you would then understand that technology could never really get the better of you and can only make your life better. Rather than to worry about being replaced by technology, another way to look at it is, how can you stay relevant and current to the market needs.