Technology Advancements (was: Generation gap)

Felix Ungman (
Sat, 27 Sep 1997 13:50:19 +0200

Anders Sandberg:
>Pen and paper have not been substantially improved except in quality
>for the last centuries, but written culture have managed to develop
>quite nicely.

True, but given *any* technology, it will not likely to improve much,
except a steady increase in quality, or a steady decrease in price.
On the other hand, some modest extensions to the old written
culture, e.g. the Zork stories, required more interactive technology.
In this case the culture made a quantum leap to a whole new technology.

>Technology forms a medium in which we can develop, and
>many open-ended technologies allows us to create an infinite array
>of new things with no need for technological improvements (e.g. paper,
>the computer)

But even if a technology is open-ended it is limited (at least today).
Are you saying that at some point in the future, there will exists
a technology so powerful (i.e. limitless) that it can satisfy everyones
basic need to explore her curiosity and imagination? Another
possibility would be that imagination is limited.