Sunday, January 22, 2012
In the Presence of Fear
The most provoking and worthy discussion in the book is passage VII. The passage says "We did not anticipate anything what has now happened. We did not foresee that all our sequence of innovations might be overridden by a greater one: the invention of a new kind of war that would turn our previous innovations against us, discovering and exploiting the debits and dangers that we had ignored" (Berry 3). The passage shows how technology has overtaken our society and how technology can affect the way people act. Just think September 11th happened with airplanes in which were created to travel across the country. What would have happened that day if airplanes did not exist? Do you think the towers would have been attacked if airplanes were never invented. We live in a society where technology is everything. One day, technology may take over the world.