Technology is human nature; the two ideas have been intertwined since the beginning of history. Taking theoretical history from anthropology, the use of stone tools and fire not only opened our minds to the realm of theory and scientific pursuits, but also secured our success and dominion over nature on earth (possibly the universe). Technology is as much a part of our nature as communication, which is also vitally important to our success and abilities which are being profoundly altered and expanded with modern communication technologies. Our “invention or use” of technology is what sets us apart from the entirety of living organisms, as far as we have data and evidence to prove. It was our utilization of powers greater than ourselves, tools beyond what our body provides naturally; that is human nature, that is technology. Humanity is in a world apart from that of “nature”, being the perceivable world beyond ourselves. A world were-in the nature can be perceived and manipulated by the use of tools/enhancements: technology. Humanity has an intimate relationship with technology.
We are an aspect of technology as much as technology is an aspect of humanity. People are directly and indirectly unavoidably influenced by technology. Technologies will always have an effect on people; it is a construct of humanity, a necessity. As much so as people are a necessity to humanity, for without human beings there can be no human technologies, and, until we find alien technologies, there is no reason to assume there is anything but human technologies. Technology is a human invention it is mealy a term and word to describe the human utilization of enhancements. Technology is an aid, a supplement, a tool with an inherent quality, to further secure human domination and well-being over nature, or each other. Naturally technology alters human nature, it is in human nature to change to adapt. It is logical to assume everything alters human nature, we are impressionable and adapt and learn naturally. Of course technologies impact humanity, that’s the point.
One grave question remains; does technology threaten humanity? This question raises another which must be addressed before the initial question attempt to be answered. That question being; does humanity threaten humanity. The evidence points to yes. We constantly invent new technologies that have the ability to destroy us. We recklessly consume earth’s natural resources at a rate far in excess of demand, or necessity rather. We consciously pollute our water food and oxygen supplies and continue to destroy that which nature attempts to regulate. We live under the threat of nuclear war. True, our technologies expedite these threats, but the source of the threat has and will remain ourselves. Furthering m point that the ideas of humanity and technology are essentially the same, we are technological creatures who both govern and are governed by technology.