Tech, Tech, the Philosophy of Technology.


A simple way to give is to share your knowledge.

I have come to learn that sharing your knowledge, especially what you learn, is one of the ways to apply and give to others.

As an avid learner. It’s become imperative for me to learn things that add value and move my life in the direction of my goals. I am hoping it’s the same for you too.

I recently took a course by the Word Bank Group (WBG) named, The Future of Work: Preparing for Disruption, absolutely educational. I must declare that as a millenial, it exposed and transformed my thinking paradigm about the new realities of our work and the future of how we work.

One of my takeaways, which I will say is pertinent in these times, is the phrase ‘Philosophy of Technology”. In this century and beyond, we see that economies and the direct impact of the human capital investment in ‘Work’ will ever be changing rapidly through the increase in the use of technology.

In simple terms, the ‘Philosophy of Technology’ means philosophy that studies the nature of technology and its social effects.

If you are just acquainted with this term, here’s a robust explanation to what it means. Then, I will link how this phrase applies and is relevant today.
“Every technology has a philosophy which is given expression in how the technology makes people use their minds,
in what it makes us do with our bodies,
in how it codifies the world,
in which of our senses it amplifies,
and in which of our emotional and intellectual tendencies it disregards.”

The above explanation was stated by a cultural critic Neil Postman when he was giving a talk about technology.

Everyone of us today has a direct and indirect relationship with technology, we can not rebut this. Please think about the above explanation and as you do, answer this question especially if you are working in technology. What is the philosophy of my technology?

I am persuaded to align with Neil because this past decade and the COVID-19 pandemic has seen and given the rise to technological innovation. With a limelight on the Web 3.0 and the Metaverse.

Are you still with me?

The Web 3.0 and the Metaverse are still in the early stages, as some might allude. I surmise that it is critical to examine all the effects of technology, giving special attention to social media technology, not just in our times but also for future generations.

The chasm of realities between the developed economies, emerging economies and 3rd world economies is disparate when we think of social protection and insurance stemming from the imminent future of work. This I reckon we should start thinking about and address.

I will pause here.

Did you learn anything? If it pleases you, kindly share with me.

Thank you.

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