Dramatic Question: What if technology makes us disposable?
Premise: The more humanity advances, the more it is degraded
Story Message: The more we rely upon technology, the less we rely upon one another - diminishing our individual significance
If we allow technology to mediate everything in our lives - dictate our friendships, our culture, and our understanding of the world ( the way we think) - then we are in danger of losing what makes us human (and individual). In such a world, we become no better than robots.
While the Internet helps us to find other like-minds, we are in danger of group-think. While speed of development is exhilarating, it is also in danger of becoming beyond our comprehension. When we outsource thinking to software, we are no longer in touch with reality, or what makes the world work. And, ultimately, our individual contribution to the greater good is diminished, because we are interchangeable and disposable.
In order to preserve our own humanity, we must retain our uniqueness in a world where diversity is acknowledged, but only in so far as it contributes to the common good. We must think for ourselves, preserve our memories, and not let technology lead us off a precipice.