How technology becomes nature

15th October 2014

Exploring theories around when technology becomes nature in 7 steps, artist, philosopher and thought provoker Dr Koert van Memsvoort outlines how as our technological environment becomes more complex and omnipresent it is becoming our next nature.

In an enlightening talk as part of the TEDx series he likens Maslows hierarchy of needs to his own pyramid of naturalisation as technology becomes nature in seven steps.

Exploring the naturalisation of technology from stone axes to mobile phones Memsvoort demonstrates how technology becomes something we take for granted and in many cases become heavily reliant on. With the ongoing debate around the need and desire for wearables as well as the advancement of artificial intelligence to a time of singularity - a time whereby non human intelligence will exceed human intelligence for the first time it is interesting to step back and look at how technology in all its forms has shaped us and how we are relatively unaware of how new technologies are introduced, accepted and discarded by our society.

Rather than being scared of technology, its about embracing it and recognising that technology is omnipresent and not only something that has been invented since we were born. Technology is the foundation of man and is inherent to our evolution.

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