The Only Technology That Actually Works

The Only Technology That Actually Works
One of the stranger elements of technology comes from the fact that different people seem to have different results with it. Take two people and put them in front of the same computer. One person might find that it works perfectly. Another person might say that the computer hardly works at all. It raises a lot of questions about the nature of technology. The reality is that the only technology that actually works is the human mind.

That statement might seem rather perplexing at first. But to understand it, one must again return to the example of the two people in front of the same computer. If one were to observe them than certain elements of behavior would become apparent. If the two people did the exact same thing with the computer than they’d receive the same end result. However, it’s very rare that this would ever actually happen that way in the real world. People have their preferences, and their own unique way of approaching any problem. There’s an old saying that one needs to use the right tool for the right job. It’s one of the most factually correct statements out there. But the reality is that there’s two separate layers to the saying. It’s important to use the right tool for a specific job. But it’s also vital that one use the right tool to make use of that tool. And the tool which allows one to use all other tools is the human mind.

When using technology, it’s important to really immerse oneself in the experience in order to get the best results. This is the most fundamental aspect of technology. One needs to stop looking at a piece of technology as an outside thing, and begin to look at it as an extension of oneself. Neurologists have found that when people use basic tools, it actually fires up the same part of the brain as moving arms or legs. This is how humans both created and excelled with technological development.

Humanity isn’t unique in the world when it comes to tool use. We are unique in how we relate to our tools though. A crow or a chimpanzee might use a basic tool. But they don’t relate to it the same way that people do. Humans put pieces together to create something new. This is the definition of technology itself. And when the human mind relates to technology correctly, everything tends to go smoothly. Which is why the only technology that actually works is the human brain itself. Because that’s where all of the technological relations actually originate from.