Will there be a time, in the future, when we should stop developing new technology?

  • Whoever says no is ridiculously CLOSED MINDED.

    Technology isn't hurting us. We are. -No, technology IS hurting us because people use things because they can, because it's there.
    Life or Death? -Death, because it's just something that everyone has to go through.
    I think we need to select who can or can't breed instead of stop making technology. -Be prepared for riots/WW3 if that does happen. You can't just stop "idiots" from producing, take some humanity courses before you judge. Plus, this argument does not support the no side of the question anyway.

  • Life is losing its meaning

    I don't mind iPads,smartphones and play stations for me that's as advanced as we need to go for another 10 to 20 years but when you add things like smart watches,google glass and occulus rift it gets out of hand and kids and even adults lose their desire to go outside and socialize with people. It's taken over so much that humans will learn how to type instead of write....Oh how I envy the people that grew up in the 80s and 90s

  • Future is late

    Unfortunately we are not able to understand what is happening because our point of view is influenced by the length of the individual human life. We won`t be able to make a real change on time. Maybe this is the way that evolution recycles. Maybe we are here just here to turn off the light.

  • It will overcome us all!!!

    Technology will come to a stop for new inventions soon because it is becoming more and more impossible day by day.Robots are getting more and more like humans, and soon enough they will cause problems. Some people want Human Droning to become a realistic everyday human goal. I DO NOT!!! Technology also wastes away the human brain from social media. Radiation from microwaves and cellphones can cause brain damage and possibly even death. Humans are getting fatter and fatter because we have the "help" of technology doing our everyday chores and jobs. Technology will soon be strong and real enough that it will no longer need upgrades.WE WILL NEED UPGRADES!!!! Technology will come to a stop and kill everyone eventually

  • I think it should stop

    I am a 13 year old who still has a Walkman i listen to vinyls and rock and roll. Tech has come to a point were my classmates cant go 2 minutes without there phones. But don't take me wrong should keep advancing in medical tech. Just take it down a bit we've been around for a long time and have only the tech to exterminate each other a short time.

  • I miss the good old days

    Technology is destroying us as humans. We are past the time that it should have stopped. Should have stopped at GPS. Technology's ruining childhood memories and social interaction. I as a father am on my smartphone while my children play in the same room. I am missing out.... Staring at a screen.

  • The death of the world

    Technology is turning us crazy. These days we could never survive without it. Simply not having wifi for a few minutes can turn people insane. Social networking can be pretty cool and a fast way to connect with your friends, but it will soon become the only way. We are going to have to stop this at one point. Please!

  • People are becoming zombified by technology. We need to take action now!

    Remember the good old days? When kids used to play outside, not on iPads? When people would make eye contact and socialize, not just stare at a screen in a corner? When if you wanted to see or talk to someone, you'd go to their house? I think technology needs to stop to a certain extent. I'm more concerned about what's being put ON technology if you ask me, Facebook?, Instagram? Twitter? Its all a big set up by the government to make us sit back and look at a screen whilst they run the world before our eyes because they know we can all change the world and make a stand if we stick together. IPhone iPads tablets laptops, unless you are in a hospital or somewhere were modern technology is absolutely vital, none of us need them. Most of you are unaware that the government actually tracks the phones we use. Another thing is to me, you look at an iPhone and it has a million gadgets and applications on it. Movie apps, music apps, any app you can think of it has it. Back in my day if I wanted to watch a movie I'd either buy or rent one from the video shop, if I wanted to listen to music I'd buy a CD. We are all becoming lazy. It needs to stop.

  • We need a beautiful Earth.

    Technology makes people lazy. Yes, school is harder than it used to be, and they should lift the pressure off, but having all these gadgets around us will make people nonetheless lazy. No one will want to work. Obesity? Because all you do is sit at home and become addicted to that stupid thing in your hands. Humans were stronger in old times. Hospitals should have gadgets, but we shouldn't.

  • It's gone too far already.

    Technology has gone past the point of helping, and has already started to push us into decline. Productivity is going up, but employment has stopped going up with it. Machines are taking over more and more jobs. It is also making us less social because we learn to interact with machines instead of people. People's working morale is also decreasing by each generation. We are constantly watched somehow. Cell phones can be tracked. On the planet we have nuclear warheads capable of destroying most of humanity. Viruses become more potent due to being treated with more powerful medicines. Our physique is devolving. I could go on. And on.

  • No, we shouldn't stop.

    As more and more advanced media and media technology is becoming more and more better, not only can we ALL adapt to it as fast enough, but for those who do, they could make that even better. The more advanced technology becomes, the more of a threat of WW3 (If it even happens) being more deadly because the technology will be so powerful that it could actually destroy the human race. I think we should stop advancing technology and devolve it a bit. I would happily live with even just my PS3 for up to another 10 years. Technology doesn't constantly advance, leave it as it is. And for those who are always begging and asking for more, ignore them. We don't need it. It's fine as it is. If it continues to advance, imagine the horrors and the power that could be used to destroy the human race if we were to have another world war. It could even devolve the human race. Technology should stop evolving, and devolve.

  • Technology isn't hurting us. We are.

    To all of those people who point to the problems with children and technology, maybe you should learn to control yourselves and your children. Not to be offensive, but I don't see an issue in technology but an issue in the user. Are you forced to be on Twitter, YouTube or Facebook? No, that is your choice. Self-control is what is lacking in today's world. Technology must keep advancing to combat problems such as ever mutating diseases, over population and world hunger. True issues will arise as new ideas are tried out, but these issues will be resolved.

  • Life or Death?

    Not many people realize it but medicine is considered technology. If we can find a cure for cancer, aids, and other diseases then we should advance and see what else we can make. Would you want to have a chance to live if you find out you have a fatal disease. Or would you be okay with it and won't worry? I would like to give technology a chance to advance for as long as it can.

  • I think we need to select who can or can't breed instead of stop making technology.

    Technology is the key to advancement of our kind. We will discover how to extend our life spans and how to become superior to our previous selves. Instead of halting technology we should begin sterilising people who lack desirable traits and that way we can focus on advancing the human race as opposed to allowing idiots to halt it. There's far too many imbeciles who are causing problems, we don't care for Earth which is odd because if Earth begins to die, we will ALL begin to die. Earth should be our number 1 priority, we need to find different types of fuel and technology will be the key to finding this, perhaps we could lock down the idiot people and use them as fuel? Like the Matrix. They stay in a chamber for their whole lives and we use their energy to power our planet, at least then they will be useful and when they die? They can become compost. This will ensure the future of our race and the existence of our people. Also, stop helping countries in need, natural selection wants them dead so why will we continue to battle this?

  • Human Nature to Develop

    It is in our nature, as humans, to strive every second and achieve the best possible stance. We need to survive in this world and if we stop advancing and continue as we are we will perish. Technology has given us much more than we could have hoped for in every filed of life and it is willing to give more if we could just take the opportunity.

  • It should never happen this world will be destroyed

    People are so dependent on technology that thery will not be able to do anything without it and they will go into chaos and people will be killed and people will rob other people in order to survive. If this ever happens we will end up going into a civil war with the government.

  • Without technology, we'd be dead!

    Technology is vital to culture and human life. Without technology, hospitals wouldn't know what to do! Also, we would not be going anywhere without technology, we'd be lost and have to walk everywhere we had to go. If you think that new technology is going to kill us, well it doesn't! With new technology, we could teleport, fly to the depths of space (father than our solar system) or even find cures to diseases like AIDS or cancer!

    Posted by: Mist
  • Technology Is key to the future evolution the Human race.

    Without technological advancements, human beings would not be on this planet today. Innovation and refinement of technologies lead us from primitive beings to the dominate species on the planet.

    There will come a time where all of our needs (food, water, power, housing, healthcare) will be satisfied by advanced technologies, however, like all modern technology, refinement and innovation will increase productivity, efficiency and decrease possible negative side effects such as ecological and environmental effects.

    When Robotics and Artificial intelligence has reached an advanced stage, all manual labour and menial tasks will no longer be carried out by human beings. Human beings will not strive to simply survive as is the case in most 3rd world or economically down trodden countries/regions around the planet. Human beings will strive to thrive, We will begin to properly look towards interplanetary travel, Terra forming, sociological and cultural advancements, etc, etc.

  • Keep Moving Forward

    It is in human nature to explore and develop and to go beyond limits. Our planet is doomed to die but we are not. Eventually we will run out of space, resources, or time and I want my blood line to live on. It is in human nature to survive. It is a part of our animalistic side, and we cannot repress it; when the time comes we will be asked if we want to live or die--I will choose life. No matter your religious stance, if you even have one, it's a sin in whatever terms to waste life. Think of this; when you order a new phone someone in China makes, someone assembles it in the US, someone receives the revenue, and you enjoy the phone. You have now spread your influence around the world, employed someone, and provided them with the means to live. The world keeps turning and it revolves around communication and development. To keep a balance we must keep moving in order to keep things running the same. You may see the process of getting your Iphone boring but I see it in a different light that on that phone you would make a video that makes others laugh, improving someone's day, and they improve another's from their good mood, and so on spreading the love. I don't question what is above or bellow; I keep moving. At the end we all will find out what is true or not, or maybe we won't be able to know because there is nothing. Then what does all of this mean? What made the things that made us? There are things that I will never question and things that are too big for me to know. In order to survive as a race we need to keep moving to come closer to understand what we can and what we are meant to. Do we honestly want to throw away what took millions of years to make? Or will we keep being human and continue to fight on? One word can spark a war that will change what? Laws, borders, languages? We are all in the same boat and once we realize this we will be unstoppable. You can cut one branch but ten others will grow off the branch in it's place. We will grow, develop change, and move forward. No matter who has a selfish desire to change the direction. We will survive.

  • Evolve or die.

    Our intelligence and the technology we created with it is the only reason for our survival as a species. It's the only reason the general population is so shielded from reality (i.E. Natural selection) that they can make short-sighted claims like the "Yes" side.

    Suppose we arbitrarily stop advancing our technology and just relax for an indeterminate length of time. Everything may be fine for hundreds of years. Then a threat to humanity appears, such as some kind of super virus or a large meteor. We aren't prepared to defend ourselves. A topic shows up on debate.Org: "Should we have actually done something in the past 500 years?"

    Posted by: Quan

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Anonymous says2013-08-07T13:09:18.400
If we don't advance there will be no point to life. People always want more, there will always be something to advance on whether it be household items or making planets sustain life 5000 light years away. We will advance until the sun gives out, then we will just move to another planet.