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The role of science and technology is about being part of nature rather than trying to control it

posted May 13, 2012, 6:57 PM by Cesar Harada
http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/mimssbits/27846/#.T6_LsdUZpfg.twitter 20120514Joi-ito
 I found this article about Joi Ito shared on a friend's Facebook. I was impacted by this article and it made me realise important things about the world and how I think. I modified the quote of Joi Ito :
One hundred years from now, the role of science and technology will be about becoming part of nature rather than trying to control it.
I would say :
The role of science and technology is about being part of nature rather than trying to control it
I exported the text as audio and shared it on soundcloud here : http://snd.sc/MaFJT1

I shared it on Facebook and my dear friend Danny Spitzberg answered with this link :
I commented back :
Hey Danny, that's a pretty spectacular article. Thanks for sharing. I was writing an application for a competition just now and this shifted my mind. It is strong, sometimes a bit caricatural but very relevant. I'm always impressed how "true intellectuals" can put elements of different faiths into sophisticated play without engaging in any form of faith of their own. In that sense, I decided long ago not to be an intellectual, that resides in a comfortable and critical distant space, as if anyone was ever capable of any form of intellectual objectivity. I admit I really can't, I'm a militant, that means I have blind faith, or hope that I will gladly let other "real intellectuals" call "hypocrisy" - compliment I would return to them for refusing to choose one side or the other. It is a fair fight.
I enjoyed reading this article, but I think intellectual discourse does not interest me to the extent it becomes too self-referential. As I just did, I would rather edit a quote and clearly to make it say what I believe in. Because I believe the time is not in a hundred years, the time is now.
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