Einstein once said, ‘I fear the day when technology overlaps with humanity. The world will have a generation of idiots.’ I can’t help but find myself disagreeing with one of our century’s greatest thinkers simply because technology changed humanity for the better. Technology serves as an ark that bridges the darkness of ignorance and brightness of enlightenment. Technology has not only improved human interaction, but has given people the ability to posses multiple personalities.
As I stroll down my own vision of the very near yet scary future, I notice a lane of high tech restaurants. Waiters, whose faces are made out of metal and screens, seem to walk in a rather funny way as they serve the customers their orders. The fact that the waiters are made up of touch screens not only works for the advantage of the shareholders but also for the comfort of the customers.
Talking to robots instead of humans works best for modern day customers, given the fact that they communicate with each other through social media and not through actual human interaction. In this vision, I also noticed that all the restaurants down this lane seem to echo the same chilling silence. There’s no need for conversation, for all forms of talking and communication is done through screens and state of the art technology.
In the past few years, we’ve seen how evil human beings can be, for news agencies have been flooded with news about war, massacres, and destruction. It’s only beneficial for the sake of humanity to use different methods for when it comes to human interaction, methods that don’t have to do with actual interaction. To come to think of it though, something was rather peculiar about the restaurants’ seated customers.
Each person had at least three to four heads growing out of his or her neck. Each face had its different features and personality. Critics have stated that having three or more personalities because of social media boosts one’s confidence, since people nowadays are more comfortable having multiple faces. It’s the duty of the people of the 21st century to work for the greater good of humanity, and that’s exactly what the scientists and whizz kids of technology have been doing; making this world a better place.
How grateful I am, and how grateful you should be, for living in a time where we no longer feel the need to talk face to face with the evil people of our time and kind. This not only reduces conflict, but also reduces tragic incidents like massacres, wars, and mass killings. After all, people will always be safe hiding behind screens. How beautiful it is to possess different personalities and not feel the pressure to be who we really are. I mean come on; we are technically immune to error, aren’t we?
P.S., yes, I’m being sarcastic.