Technology is a facet of society that is continually altering and when these modifications take place the members of a selected tradition need to be willing to make changes. If I’m attempting to think about the historical origins and impacts of technology’”about how human-made things come and go in human cultures’”obsolescence seems like the improper approach to have a look at it. I believe it feeds into our impulse to imagine that technologies come into being as freestanding material artifacts, satisfying some singular human need or need, after which disappear, as if erased, when that need or need ceases.

The current favourite is something known as AI. On this mind-set some individuals are ‘˜forward of their times’ while most of us, not having grasped the significance of what a couple of gurus declare to be the future, are in fact ‘˜behind the occasions’.

With the passage of time, technology has …