In the wake of the recent disasters Tsunamis, Earth Quakes, Hurricanes, Nuclear crisis in the world, would anyone anticpate that the technology may come to an end?
If something happens and wipes out every single human, than yes, I’d say technology would come to an end. Technology can be defined as methods and tools people develop to meet practical, industrial, or commercial goals in a more efficient way. Sewing needles made from bone during the Stone Age would be classified as technology. From a human perspective, as long as people exist, technology will exist in some form.
Technology is dependant on natural resources and so does the humans. I think technology can come to an end even if the humans exist and this will happen when the natural resources exhaust. For example there can be no driving technology (like air flights, cars, trucks etc) if all the fuel gets used up or exhausted. And by saying fuel I meant all forms of fuel including the gas. And the only technology they can adopt is the animals for their transport. It is a different case if someone calls the use of animals as technology as well where there is not involvement of science, its just the human intellectual that has guided him to use the animals in case of a dire neccessity. So virtually speaking as its not possible practically yet, technology can end even with the existance of humans. Nature is a gift fo mankind to develeop the so called “technology”. Humans are nothing without natural resources, they cannot function.
Certain technologies are likely going to come to an end within the next decade. Specifically, those that rely on fossil fuels and other non-renewable resources. Technology itself will not come to an end as long as humans exist. However, modern technology such as satellite communication, computer networks, and city infrastructure all depend on energy intensive and highly complex civilizations. If these systems would collapse (from a chain natural or human caused problems) many types of modern technologies would no longer exist. Also, at some point, civilizations always extract more resources than they contribute to the ecosystem. This happened with Rome when it exhausted soils that were used to produce wheat, leading (in part) to civilizational collapse. This same process has arguably been happening the entire existence of civilization, but it is coming to a head as of late with the problem of peak oil.
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