Futurist author Ray Kurzweil has a couple of dreams about humans and machines. Departing from the standard fear of robots which may grow to be smarter than us (but not seriously), he envisions a planet in which humans will combine with machines to such an extent, we’ll leave our bodies behind and download ourselves into laptop chips or intelligent nanobots that will discover the universe at the speed of light. All the we are and all we will be, resting in a handful of nanometers of a personal computer chip.
What I am saying is that we will need to begin to comprehend that inside our own African cultures,there’s far more that runs and jives in tandem with the present-day technologies. What Biko was saying is that we are a Contemporary African Culture that is Man-Centered. The emergence and usage of present-day technologies want to be made to Man, and this is the core our indigenous culture – It is effectively-created and suitable to the present-day Social media. Our culture fits like a hand in glove with modern technologic and its tactics/gizmos.
We in the West have been supremely fortunate in getting been provided our fair opportunity of creating the excellent experiment in self-government. However it now appears as even though, owing to recent alterations in our circumstances, this infinitely valuable fair likelihood have been getting, little by tiny, taken away from us. And this, of course, is not the complete story. These blind impersonal forces are not the only enemies of individual liberty and democratic institutions. There are also forces of an additional, less abstract character, forces that can be deliberately used by energy-searching for folks whose aim is to establish partial or full handle over their fellows.
Neil Postman links the notion of technological autonomy closely with the notion that, ‘a method for carrying out one thing becomes the reason for doing it’ (Postman 1979, p. 91). Referring to standardized human behavior and to what he calls the ‘invisible technology’ of language as nicely as to machines, Postman argues that, ‘Technique, like any other technology, tends to function independently of the technique it serves. It becomes autonomous, in the manner of a robot that no longer obeys its master’ (Postman 1993, p. 142).
They believed that only the languages they knew as written, such as English or French, could be written. All this is not to deny that spoken languages are all amenable to conversion into writing (constantly with only partial accomplishment or accuracy) or that, offered the human condition and the positive aspects conferred by writing, the invention of writing, and even of alphabetic writing, was certain to occur somewhere in the evolution of culture and consciousness: But to say that language is writing is, at greatest, uninformed. It gives egregious evidence of the unreflective chirographic and/or typographic squint that haunts us all.