INTERNET OR NOT ?
Where is the Internet leading the World ?
Today, in 21st Century, new technologies are developing with such lightening speed that we often find ourselves wondering, " Were is our World going to ? Will this all stop one day ?
Today, no one is yet capable of answering the questions that incessantly trouble our psyche. Indeed, Man "Homo Sapiens" turned "Homo Faber" ( tool-marker), has not yet been able to accept the idea of being dominated one day soon by the "sophisticated technological machines" that he has invented since the dawn of humanity.
These questions are all the more important today because technology has become a vital activity for Man's survival and material wellbeing in our modern society.
But what is technology ?
Modern Man's adaptation to a natural habitat that is still to him ( earthquakes, tidal waves, volcanic eruption, brutal climatic changes, pollution, the greenhouse effect, etc ... ) is a "vital, biological phenomenon".
For modern Man, human technology is personal, free, conscious, imaginative and evolutionary. Il is an invention that can perfect itself indefinitely. However, technology can provoke and set off effects that deviate completely from those expected.
In this 21st century, technology has developed considerably, separating intellectual work from manual work and taking autonomy away from workers. But it has also transformed Man "into a sorcerer's apprentice", a prisoner of his own productions, causing this technological environment to become more and more restrictive.
Tecnological civilization has created a vacuum by tearing man from his natural world, destroying his natural environment and throwing him into an artificial world that he poorly masters. It has deprived Man of all control over his natural rhythm without giving him any authentic civilization, simply throwing him into a state of boredom or distress. This situation can be described as an existential vacuum, an inner void characteristic of Man living in a technological civilization.
Even so, we cannot radically condemn technique. Indeed, the most recent industrial revolution, that of "information and information processing", seems to have set in motion a major metamorphosis in Man's evolution, irreparably orienting him to wards the creation of "machines capable of marking elementary decisions in his place".
There is still one problem remains unsolved , that of Man controlling Man, primarily through Education.
" Observation of technological civilization, in spite of so much physical and moral misery, failures and terrifying dangers, drivers one to resolutely say, " Yes! to technique, but only to technique dominated by Man" (Georges Friedman).
Indeed, these new technologies are rapidly boosting the abilities of "Homo Faber", who has become the subject and the object of his technical expertise. Aa our technological civilization leads us into a new era, new uncertainties are emerging. Today the promises of "modern techno-science" have become a threat, and the very perpetuation of Humanity is a stake. Anew ethic of respect needs to be established, replacing the traditional moral categories that have now become obsolete. We, as a modern society, must reflect on the theoretical and pragmatic possibilities and politics of veritable public responsibility, which are high ay stake : "It is a question of protection the Planet and, in the long term, of the future of Humanity in its entirety".
Over his long evolution of more than three millions years, Man has invented "technological material", material that seems to want to surpass him if he is not careful. Man needs to master this material in order to find his spiritual ans intelklectual equilibrium in this "Virtual World" that he has created. To find this equilibrium, he must "completely master the new technological tools of the information society that he has invented and continues to reinvent".
" The understanding, mastering and using of planetary information networks with the Internet, by all the women and men who desires to do so, is maybe the temporary response and solution to all of this information society's problems".