Has Western Technology Gotten “Out of hand?”


Question:   Do you believe that the technology of our society has gotten out of hand?


Answer:     No, but sometimes the people who control it have. Technology cannot do anything until people direct it to do something. Machines are not taking over by any means. A machine cannot do anything unless it is ultimately programmed by a human being. What we have to do is educate man to be more civil rather than eliminate machines to keep him from being uncivil. Technology serves man; and since we must learn to have total control over our environments, technology can help us to do this. (03-1973)