We also have to protect ourselves against, or at least moderate, the work of the so-called developers, because they, with their explosion of technical and practical creativity, turn the world of thought upside down, not once, but on a daily, weekly, monthly basis.
All the different practical and theoretical universes which are in play right now must, one way or another, communicate and connect. The “old” world is ignored by many, or it is no longer properly understood.
New ways of thinking and living must be listened to, discussed and find their place in society. But the way things are right now there are too many loose elements of information in public life, bits and pieces which work in their own special ways and crash – more or less coincidental – into established ways of thinking.
The “new ways” change the old too fast, and often too much on their own terms.
The computer world very often utilises an action where there used to be a concept or a thought, or the concepts and thoughts are simply handled by actions, which may give you the feeling that actions are actually supreme to thoughts. We are trained to do many things, on the screen, without knowing enough about what we actually do and what the screen does to us.
Practical skills are not sufficient to actually master this new “information” universe.
I sometimes hear views like “on Google you can find everything” – a ridiculous claim if you mean every thought that is thought or every thought that is possible to think.
This is what the sentence actually means.
You could say it is an uninteresting point to make, but some interpret this “fact” precisely in this way, at least in practice, the way they normally think and normally use the computer.
If everybody in the end subscribes to this “truth”, in their minds or in practice, we could pretty much be on our way into official ignorance. We see in many workplaces that many of us can’t perform the job properly or are on our way in that direction, and substitute “what do I do on the computer” with the actual skills or overview which the work demands. Boring jobs and uniform ways of thinking are also possible consequences.
A degree of remoteness is also a growing problem today, which can partly stem from getting too much of an understanding of the world developed through working with computers.