When it’s a question of survival.
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This is the seventh in a series of posts reflecting on our willingness to remember and the quality of that knowledge. These posts should be read in order of publication. Starting with number six, for example, would make no sense to the reader. Happy reading!
This conflict between dependence on nature and this false independence offered by technology has been crucial in human evolution. By nature, unable to live with the uncertainty that life offered, humans quickly created certain dependencies on technology.
For example, the manufacture of rudimentary tools such as the oldowan, a cutting tool, the aim being to use the sharpness of the tool, could often have been made from raw material found near waterways, but the absence of this material may have given our ancestors the idea of bringing this tool with them on their travels. The price to pay for transporting it had to be seen in the very short term as a lesser evil compared to not having the tool. Keeping the tool could also bring about a notion of reflection on its effectiveness by comparing it with other attempts at manufacturing. You could also believe that the techniques would have improved and been transmitted by mimicry and possibly by non-verbal and then verbal language.
Of course, the additional effort required for transport must have quickly become a challenge. With all this weight to carry, humans had to start realizing that they were limited in what they could do.
To be continued…
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Translation by Abbie Sims: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acsims/
Last Updated on December 1, 2020 by Coach Danny