Plinky's Prompt for today may be more important than one might think at first glance. After all, today people are under the impression that everything keeps advancing, and improving with each new invention, and as people continue to discover new things, and begin to utilize them in their day to day life.
Personally, though I enjoy many things about technology, and the way it helps one to learn and communicate worldwide, there are certain drawbacks as well. Look how much the Internet has allowed for more deviants to have access to pornography, and to information on bomb making, as well as how to kill someone, without leaving much trace of their actions.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. This is very true. while more people are connecting with new friends, and old around the world, they are also connecting with people whom they think they can trust, only to be taken advantage of, or even killed.
|There is more to technology|
than just computers and phones.
If the price of energy continues to rise as it has been over the past decade, and if the cost of living continues to widen the gap between the "haves and the have nots," effectively eliminating the middle class on earth, including those who live in supposedly the most advanced countries on earth, technology will be working against those who are financially affected as is currently occurring.
Already, so many are concerned about "Big Brother," slowly and methodically wiping out more and more "Human Rights," and leaving more and more people open to scrutiny of possibly not so ethical people who are supposed to be working for the public good, but who many people consider, appear to be taking over people's lives and personal control.
|Waiting for check-in|
and security scans
Already, the technology today, is invading people's personal private body parts, when they travel on an airliner, even within their own country. Granted, some people may be interested in destroying a jet liner with it's passengers, but most other countries, do not resort to such invasive scrutiny. The other countries conduct deeper questioning of it's passengers, and this is said to be more effective than the personally invasive technology that is being implemented in other countries, such as the United States. Many people have stopped traveling by air, to protect their person, and self respect.
|Organically Grown or Factory|
Farmed and full of pesticides
and Weed Killers?
Which would you rather
put into your body?
|Added artificial butter,|
and High Fructose Corn Syrup
or artificial sweeteners
Look at how "factory farming" has affected our food supply, with ever increasing outbreaks of such things as e-coli, and yes, even mad cow disease.
|Healthier range fed beef.|
When range fed, their body
is less acidic, and the cholesterol
from the meat is much lower,
making it healthier also
for those who consume
If you doubt what I say here, about our food supply, and/or the results of factory farming, and such, please, look for the following documentaries. You may or may not find them in stores that sell DVDs, but you will find them on netflix.com.
* King Corn* Food Matters * Food Inc.
* What's on Your Plate?
* The Future of Food
* Deconstructing Dinner
* Big River
These are just a few of the documentaries that are available to help you increase your chances of living to a healthy ripe old age, instead of living in sickness and misery. These are just a few of the ways that technology is affecting our lives.
If you can't pronounce what's in your prepackaged food, should you even eat it? I can pronounce these ingredients, and I have looked them up online, and have found out that they are either toxic, or as many are, they are by-products of the petroleum industries waste that cannot be disposed of cheaply or efficiently. So, they just add it to our food supply. It's full of artificial ingredients, including petroleum by-products, and even toxins. Why would you feed your body poison on purpose?
In our day, technology is proving to be a two-edged sword.
The gap widens, and will continue to do so.