One quote from, “Man-Computer Symbiosis,” that really resinated with me was, “It seems likely that the contributions of human operators and equipment will blend together so completely in many operations that it will be difficult to separate them neatly in analysis.” This quote means that the activities we do as humans, today, are going to be performed along with some type of technology or machine in the future.
This sounds impossible, but in reality, this is very likely and I believe that this is going to happen sometime in the future. At the rapid rate we are creating new and better technologies for daily life, we will soon start to rely fully on our machines. Today, almost every person in the U.S. has some type of cell phone, whether it be a smart phone or “old-style” flip phone. This machine has taken away the activity of calling someone on your landline phone in order to talk with them. Now, we have the ability to send a text instead of calling, which takes away the entire voice to voice or face to face interaction with others. This is just the beginning of our heavy reliance on technology, it is just going to increase as time goes on, and we discover new ways to use and improve technology.
Here are some links to my other classmates’ posts about this subject. Both of them had different quotes or passages than me from the text, so I was interested in what they had to say about it.