Did Einstein Say He Feared Technology Would Create a ‘Generation of Idiots’?

via Did Einstein Say He Feared Technology Would Create a ‘Generation of Idiots’?

No, he did not.

MY 2 cents thought No. 1.

Einstein had good reason to say bad things about technology. Technology is a broad term. It was Einstein that discovered ideas that led to the development of the atom bomb which led to the killing of millions during war. New ideas and technology are part of what made humanity surpass monkeys. I am glad for medical technology that allows humans to continue living without suffering. Those who do not embrace technology will suffer its negative consequences. Einstein knew a lot about the atom, but not as much about humans. In his time, when he became famous, he enjoyed the attention of the media. He probably said a lot to entertain, but Einstein was not a philosopher. Einstein was more like a “nerd”, a person who knew a lot about one subject— science. He was naive in failing to anticipate what people without morals would do with his ideas. Einstein was a secular scientific thinker, he was not a doer. Doers are not always thinkers, but they can use ideas to do stuff. 

Objects are neither good or bad, it depends on how you use them. Einstein regretted for the rest of his life that his discoveries led to the construction of a weapon that could kill millions in seconds.🤷🏼‍♂️ New ideas can sometimes lead to unanticipated results. Thoughts are products of the human mind, therefore, they are hard to control. This will not stop those who profit from mind control of those who fear the future. Yes, technology can alter the future, it is up to people who care about humanity to make it work for everybody. (to be continued when I am in the mood)

MIS 2 centavos pensamiento No. 1.

Einstein tenía buenas razones para decir cosas malas sobre la tecnología. La tecnología es un término amplio. Fue Einstein quien descubrió ideas que condujeron al desarrollo de la bomba atómica que condujo a la exterminación de millones durante la guerra. Las nuevas ideas y la tecnología son parte de lo que hizo que la humanidad superarar a los monos. Me alegro por la tecnología médica que permite a los humanos seguir viviendo sin sufrir. Quienes no adopten la tecnología sufrirán sus consecuencias negativas. Einstein sabía mucho sobre el átomo, pero no tanto sobre los humanos. En su tiempo, cuando se hizo famoso, disfrutó de la atención de los medios de comunicación. Probablemente dijo mucho para entretener, pero Einstein no era filósofo. Einstein era más como un “nerd”, una persona que sabía mucho sobre un tema: la ciencia. Fue ingenuo al no anticipar lo que las personas sin moral harían con sus ideas. Einstein era un pensador científico secular, no era un persona de hacer cosas. Los que hacen cosas, no siempre son pensadores, pero pueden usar ideas para hacer cosas.

Los objetos no son ni buenos ni malos, depende de cómo los uses. Einstein lamentó por el resto de su vida que sus descubrimientos condujeron a la construcción de un arma que podría matar a millones en segundos.  Las nuevas ideas a veces pueden conducir a resultados inesperados. Los pensamientos son productos de la mente humana, por lo tanto, son difíciles de controlar. Esto no detendrá a quienes se benefician del control mental de quienes temen al futuro. Sí, la tecnología puede alterar el futuro, depende de las personas que se preocupan por la humanidad de hacer que funcione para todos. (continuará cuando esté de humor)

Published by nelsongon

I love media and communication, as well as digital technology. I write in Spanish and English, fluent in both languages: speak, read, write, comprehend. I was born in New York, but was sent to Puerto Rico at an early age, where I lived until drafted by the U.S. army. Upon returning from an honorable discharge, I found Puerto Rico small and limited at the time. I moved to Boston where I pursued musical studies and later worked as a musician, teacher, and speech-pathologist in New York. I studied music at Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, and Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at various New York City colleges, including New York University, New York City, New York. I played professionally in Puerto Rico, prior to entering Berklee College of Music, and after finishing studies there I played in the 80’s bass guitar briefly, with various latin bands, including the Machito Big Band Orchestra in 1982. I was part of their recording that year. Once I saw the transitory nature of music, I studied speech-pathology and worked in that function after teaching middle-school and elementary grades in the New York City Board/Department of Education. In that capacity, I also worked for the New York City Department of Health as an independent contractor providing therapy and evaluations for pre-school and school-age children. I later worked in the high school setting in that capacity before I retired from the Department of Education. I am now retired and with my spare time, I pursue old, and new dreams, as age is a reminder of the evanescence and impermanence of life.

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