As an aspiring roboticist, I know that technology is the future, but I also know that future innovations will not sate us, or solve our problems.

 

 

The world has seen many changes and alterations over the years, each change more drastic than the last. Technology, once a thing from fiction and Sci-Fi genres, a product of fantastical dreaming, is now a reality, and the expectations and demands that come with it are overwhelming. It feels as if society is expecting another new innovation each time a new one is released.

Our over consumerism and our need for automation within every reaching aspect of our lives is impacting the future that is yet to be determined by our actions.

As a student of technology and as an aspiring roboticist myself, I rejoice at the very notion of up and coming gadgets and innovations. They drive me to study harder and take initiative and learn all that I can in order to become employed within my dream field. Education allows me the privilege of knowledge and the power of understanding. It grants me with an infinite source of learning materials and an endless space of educational resources.

But the more that I think about the consequences that the implementation of advanced technology possesses, especially within education, the more I see clearly the imminent danger that will soon be faced by all of us.

 


This article is part of our student voices writing competition, Presented by Education Perfect.

You can vote for Isabella’s piece here: https://epforschool.com/en/register-for-student-voices-writing-competition/


 

Technology is used within society to educate children so that they may enter any industry they wish, all which feature a certain form of automation provided by technology. We teach with materials of consumerism to allow for more consumerism within society. If the ideology of technology’s abilities is to completely automate and take over human tasks, then there won’t be a future in need of education. Machinery would be able to do everything that a person with an education can. Less cost, less effort, and the only maintenance would be repairing an appliance, rather than dealing with a person of flesh and blood.

 

Even when robots themselves replace classroom teachers, even when desks fly and lockers are controlled by biometrics, there will still be a demand for more.

 

If technology and machinery possess the capabilities to do what humans can do, our children’s futures will be replaced by these metallic machines with glistening, oil-stained skin and lifeless eyes. 

It’s already happening. The complete implementation of all things technological is occurring as we speak. Each day we become closer and closer to a life where factories roar and gears whine endlessly, where we have every form of vehicle, aircraft, home appliance possible but we still crave more. When the cravings never end, neither does the demand for more and more employees to make the dream happen.

Even when robots themselves replace classroom teachers, even when desks fly and lockers are controlled by biometrics, there will still be a demand for more. This is where the crossover occurs. Schools feed the genius minds that power this society, this never-ending economy of desire and need, using the products of past innovators and geniuses in order to create more.

I am a huge supporter of the internet and technology, due to the limitless capabilities that they provide. I believe that technology has increased the efficiency of education and the ease of receiving one. I am a firm believer in education and its importance within society, but I understand what will eventually occur with all the power of technology at everyone’s fingertips.

My love for technology still goes on, unfazed and unaffected by the ever-nearing downfall of society by metallic hands and infinite needs. But I am aware of the type of future that will be brought forth upon all of us, the reckoning we all will soon face, with our ever-growing need and greed for technology.

The fuel we feed our youth influences what they become. If they indeed take over the responsibilities within the vast field of technology, if there is an infinite loop of technological workers, then we will reach a point where education becomes obsolete and the world is run purely by machine.

 


This article is part of our student voices writing competition, Presented by Education Perfect.

You can vote for Isabella’s piece here: https://epforschool.com/en/register-for-student-voices-writing-competition/


 

 

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