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"If I stop responding that means my phone died."
I am sure you have heard these words before from a friend or a family member, or even you have said it yourself. I have as well. Now, a phone is a technological object that essentially serves us and is owned by us. It has no actual brain of its own, or a pumping heart, just a multitude of cogworks that fufill our wishes. Die means to "(of a person, animal, or plant) stop living". Now, we can see that technology is not on this list. Why is it, then, we say a mindless object is about to stop physically living when it did not even live in the first place? A viable reason would be that we live in the 21st century and that technology has become the main focal point in most people's lives so subconsciously we've adapted words to such things to humanify them.
That in itself is unnerving nonetheless.This leaves my mind to wander about other things we may start to give living qualities to and will eventually evolve to being somewhat living. I am speaking of androids or robots. There can be a future in a thousand years or so where there are sex robots(as it has been commonly theorized). Yeah, the androids are still serving us, but we still think they are alive and we give them human-like qualities or adapt them to be like humans. Is it not then that the technology we've created with our own hands will be fully human and superior to us? We must distinguish what is human and what is not before they are human.
Now, there are some teenagers in today's society who can have actual panic attacks for not having their phone on them, or if they lose their phone they freak out. This is also an odd behavior. It's like we are mourning the actual death of the phone or the resemblance of panic when we can't find a family member. The phone is the gateway to social media, music, apps etc. but some people act like its such a big deal if its not with them. Technology is becoming frighteningly promiment in our lives, although it not being a bad thing, leads to more reliance on it in the future. This can be for bad or for good depending on what the government decides doing.
Life is a precious thing, so why are we incorporating it into inventions to mimic human nature? We should not rely on technology to make our actions flawless, but instead by re-constructing society. My proposition I have just offered, however, is only something that will exsist in an utopia; unless society is re-constructed in a more devastating fashion into a dystopia. My point is, we should objectify technology more because if we humanify it more,--and of course androids being more intelligent as its basically a computer--, androids could at some point could become or be known as relatively human.