When you have to be careful.
I listened to this while writing this post, try it while you read :o)
This is the twenty-third 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!
Some are passionate about survivalism. I am passionate about intellectual survivalism. What’s the point of going back to the Stone Age if we can manage our fall? My analysis leads me to believe that the digital age could fail us. For several reasons. The complexity of today’s technologies depends on the addition of the knowledge and know-how of many people. I could explain to you how my keyboard works and how the central processing unit of my computer’s motherboard captures my keys and places them in memory to store them in a document. I could also explain how these characters are displayed on the screen, how my computer communicates via the Internet, etc.
What I couldn’t do is rebuild this machine. Even if I knew how to do it, it would be impossible for me to rebuild this machine from scratch. So I took my thinking further by “deconstructing” each brick of our daily technological life to the point where I could gain knowledge and know-how and, for a reasonable cost-benefit, the cost including the time invested, reproduce this technology and use it. Let’s see where this has led me.
To be continued…
I’m Danny (aka CoachDanny). I have a passion: humans. Come with me and take this minute every day to explore what’s going on today and why is it trending. Click here to get your daily thought right on time for breakfast.
Translation by Abbie Sims: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acsims/
Last Updated on December 10, 2020 by Coach Danny