Technology is defined as “the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry.” What is practical, “the actual doing or use of something rather than with theory of ideas,” is beneficial to industry and corporations but not always beneficial to all of humanity.
Man: considered collectively; the human race. (I will use ‘man’ to abbreviate for mankind or humanity)
Life: the condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death
Death: the action or fact of dying or being killed; the end of the life of a person or organism
Individual: single; separate
Self: a person’s essential being that distinguishes them from others, especially considered as the object of introspection or reflexive action.
Soul: the spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or animal, regarded as immortal
Spirit: the nonphysical part of a person that is the seat of emotions and character
Spiritual: of, relating to, or affecting the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things
Physical: of or relating to the body as opposed to the mind: a whole range of physical and mental challenges.
Material: the matter from which a thing is or can be made
Mind: the element of a person that enables them to be aware of the world and their experiences, to think, and to feel; the faculty of consciousness and thought.
Robot: a machine capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically, especially one programmable by a computer
Android: a robot with a human appearance.
Technology: the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry… machinery and equipment developed from the application of scientific knowledge
Transhumanism: the belief or theory that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology.
Cyborg: a fictional or hypothetical person whose physical abilities are extended beyond normal human limitations by mechanical elements built into the body.
Cybernetics: the science of communications and automatic control systems in both machines and living things.
Artificial Intelligence: the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.
Singularity: a hypothetical moment in time when artificial intelligence and other technologies have become so advanced that humanity undergoes a dramatic and irreversible change.
Reality: the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them… a thing that is actually experienced or… a thing that exists in fact, having previously only existed in one’s mind
Virtual Reality: the computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using special electronic equipment, such as a helmet with a screen inside or gloves fitted with sensors.
Augmented Reality: a technology that superimposes a computer generated image on a user’s view of the real world, thus providing a composite view.
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