Technology is killing human imagination!
Share via Email Doug Tompkins, founder of North Face and Esprit, has been instrumental in creating two huge nature reserves in Patagonia.
But rather than liberating us, Doug Tompkins, the cofounder of retail brands The North Face and Esprit, believes technology has enslaved us and is destroying the very health of the planet on which all species depend. He challenges the view that technology is extending democracy, arguing that it is concentrating even more power in the hands of a tiny elite.
What troubles him the most is that the very social and environmental movements that should be challenging the destructive nature of mega-technologies, have instead fallen under their spell.
They have been instrumental in creating two huge nature reserves and are in the process of creating another one in the South American region of Patagonia, despite opposition within Latin America, including being accused by rightwing Chilean politicians of effectively splitting the country in two in a conspiratorial land grab.
Together, they also fund numerous small activist NGOs, arguing that more established organisations such as WWF and Greenpeace have become too closely enmeshed with corporations.
Most all of these organisations grew too big for their own good and the small scrappy organisations are the ones who are really getting things done on the ground. As a result, they may end up doing more harm than good. That would show that our behaviour as a civilization today is to the pathological.
Their self-esteem is wrapped up in that. Tompkins also warns technology has become omnipresent and describes how he felt coerced into buying a laptop after recognising that he was becoming increasingly marginalised.
The problem is that I have no such pretensions. Rather than adding to our knowledge, Tompkins argues computers and smartphones represent "deskilling devices; they make us dumber. There will be no society, there will be no economy, there will be no art and culture on a dead planet basically.
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technology helps to grow creativity and it made us very comfortable to think in innovotive way so we can be more creative. i think technogy is the enhancing medium for creative thinking and imagination.
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In the world of competition it is becoming a very precious commodity.