October 30, 2019•131 words
The mechanization of modern life has already influenced man to become more passive and to adjust himself to ready-made conformity
To think that those words were written in 1953, this is a situation that has only gotten worse. While technology has enabled more places to achieve democracy and other freedoms it has also been weaponized against the same.
We simply click away, retweet, and post without really thinking about what message we are sharing. This happens on all sides of the political spectrum. People are more concerned about being first than being right.
While in some ways technology has enabled people to be unique in other ways it has driven us to more conformity. We need to take control of these tools and not let them control us.