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How should we define technology?
Technology is an extension of ourselves
May 09, 2013 Judith G4

Like all animals, human beings have learned to adapt to their environment using our instincts and the tools at hand.

Since our muscles are puny, we have had to rely more on our brains than other animals. Since we don't have beaks, claws, or flippers, we have to invent tools to simulate those things.

Our brains evolved as our tools evolved, one contributing to the evolution of the other. Our bodies no longer needed to evolve, because the tools were the extensions of ourselves that abrogated the need to develop a physical equivalent.

Technology is nothing more than the outgrowth of our simple tools, which in turn, is nothing more than the outgrowth of our brains. And so, it is easy to see that technology really is just an extension of ourselves.

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