“In one sense of course, any man-made system is intended to help man, to help a man or men outside the system. If we focus upon the human operator within the system, however, we see that, in some areas of technology, a fantastic change has taken place during the last few years. “Mechanical extension” has given way to replacement of men, to automation, and the men who remain are there more to help than to be helped. In some instances, particularly in large computer-centered information and control systems, the human operators are responsible mainly for functions that it proved infeasible to automate. Such systems (“humanly extended machines,” North might call them) are not symbiotic systems. They are “semi-automatic” systems, systems that started out to be fully automatic but fell short of the goal.”
It is a fact that technology has innovated all industries in the world, and continuing to do so. It make’s our jobs much easier, giving us more time and freedom to do other things, which overall gives us a better product or service. The rate that our technology is growing is extremely rapid, and hard to predict how the future will look like. As technology advances, we are starting to replace workers with computers. This was very common last century, when workers in factories got laid off because some machine can do their job faster and cheaper. Overall, technology gives us more opportunity to create new jobs for the future.
Reading some of the other students post on this nugget, I would have to say we all agree that technology is taking over our lives. Humans like to live life a way were we make a comfort zone for ourselves, and decide to do things in a habit; which technology is our addiction. We are constantly looking to upgrade our possessions to the newest things. We are too focused on materialistic “things” were we never focus on ourselves, and growing as a human being. Maybe there is a reason why depression is increasing each her, and why divorce rates are about 50% of all marriages in America. We are too focused and distracted by technology that we loose ourselves in it.
I am not saying technolhttp://rampages.us/flyzilla1/2014/06/19/nugget-2-man-computer-symbiosis/
ogy is bad and we should stop trying to expand it. But instead understand how to use technology as a tool and in moderation. We lack face to face conversations every day due to cell phones or instant messaging. Not only are we using technology a lot, but it is taking over our lives, and only someone in denial would argue against that.