Does Innovation Better Our Lives?
Does promoting new innovations for a better life actually make our lives better? Or does it make a better life for the inventors, getting us better connected to the ‘machine’?
We will all grow old, get sick, and die. We all suffer, more or less, and cope the best way we can, more or less. Needing faster internet connections and more gadgets only leads us deeper into reliance on the ‘machine’.
Q: What about healing the sick?!
A: What about leading a natural life?
Machine: Greek mēkhanē, from mēkhos ‘contrivance’.
Contrivance: the use of skill to bring about something,
especially with a consequent effect of artificiality.
How much do we know about our original nature, and what it needs?
It needs recognising, rather than to be distracted.