is only so much of it. Let’s say for example that Netflixwant increase the amount of time you spend on it. It starts to introduce autoplay. Then, if that auto play works other companies will look at that and go”Oh no that auto play is shrinking my amount of attention” Then they start theauto play trend. Now all the big companies have auto play. Like Facebook theyplay videos even if you don’t click on them. The internet is not changing atrandom it is actually a race to see who can stoop lower to get that attention.
Let me give you an example of snapchat. If you didn’t know snapchat is thenumber one way of teenager to communicate. What is the common goal and main mission of all things suchas; games, news, websites, politicians? It’s to get our attention (Pause) andthere Technology is integrated in our lives every day. In fact, Abunch of people working at companies control the minds of millions of peopleevery day. From YouTube notifications to Facebooks auto plays, they’re all wantfor one thing (Pause) our attention.
Just imagine a small room with switchesand dials that shape the thoughts of millions of people. This sounds likescience fiction but it exists today. When we think about technology, we saythat it has a wide range of possibilities and application, that it can goanywhere be anything. But in reality, technology is taking a specific route. Technology, is the application of scientific knowledge forpractical purposes, and is derived from the Greek word tekhn?.
However, wedon’t really think that when someone says technology, we usually associatetechnology with our smartphones, or our tablets and laptops. But do we everreally go back and think what the technology is and how much technology affectsour lives, or who invented it. In fact, most for granted, imagine a world wherethere is no technology there would be no fire, no paper, forget cars therearen’t any wheels, there will be no electricity, no telephones and of course…(Pause) no internet. So, I am dedicating this speech to express to manythoughts and opinions about technology.