Technology has created a myriad of ways of communicating simply and efficiently. We’re the grid, even if we do not assume so about ourselves because, in some way, we are conforming to the cultural dictates of the brand new and emerging media, and we’re in a hurry to dump the old methods or keen to be numbed from acknowledging it. In so doing, we are, in plain view, turning into and allowing ourselves to be enslaved by technology, and can’t even grasp that we are in the act of doing so and are desirous to ride pell-mell into the technological virtual world.
This makes the media a method by which we assert and try to create an equilibrium in our actuality and as we construct cities, their partitions develop into the extension of our skins; as we use and apply the brand new and emerging media and social media, that is in reality an extension of our nervous programs.
It’s my belief that the culture through which the technology is going to be used, served and taught should be the one to clearly define it. With the intention to accomplish this we must look to the previous to see how the word’s which means has evolved over time after which look towards the longer term to know how the word will continue to evolve after which prepare ourselves and our learners for these inevitable shifts which might be most certainly to happen.
Furthermore, new developments in cognitive science, nano-technology, and virtual reality may someday permit us to transcend what it means to be human at present. I assume thus listening to and studying what Watzlaiwich is saying about actuality and time journey is start to slowly sink.
One can readily see why this criticism might be utilized to media ecology, however I believe especially in todays media-centric society, evidently we may in truth be under the deterministic energy of technology; unstoppably cascading towards a convergence of man and technology that Ray Kurzwiel has dubbed the singularity” (Kurzweil, 2005).