Why do we admire technology so much? I mean, one device can do so many different things, it constantly keeps updating and getting better, and we use it so much its almost a part of our lives. What’s funny is that we have a technology that’s actually better than our computers or smartphones. Our own human brains are better than other technologies. You could call it a biological technology.
Computers, smartphones, anything with a hard drive has a limited amount of storage. You can buy flash drives and SDcards but that will allow you more memory but the fact is it might not ever be enough. I personally hate seeing the warning “insufficient memory, please free memory”. That means you have to go through your device and delete pictures, games, or other files that you might need. Just recently I had to delete temple run and fruit ninja for need for speed on my phone. The human brain has been said to hold up to 10 terabytes of memory. Basically 1024 megabytes is 1Gb, and 1024 gigabytes is 1 terabyte….thats a LOT of memory.
What about thinking on the fly? Well it was just yesterday I picked my friend up to go to the movies. The GPS feature was wonderful aiding to the right place. When I was going home though, it told me to make a left. Right in front of me was a ‘no left turn’ sign. My phone told me to disobey the road rule, but not on purpose. Almost automatically I figured I’d go straight and make a U-turn somewhere else. About 30 seconds later my phone said to make a U-turn.. not so helpful. A lot of us have come across that GPS rerouting screen, very annoying. The human brain is more flexible than any computer.
We all praise our smartphones because they are so many things, in one device. But reality is our brain is much much more. It is a calculator, a GPS, a notebook, a calander, a dictionary, and a storage center. More importantly it regulates our biological needs, controls balance, produces thoughts, allows speech comprehension of it and so much more. All that at no cost and it runs off of nothing but sleep! How efficient!
The day science comes up with technology I can talk to and have it talk back to me is the day I will be impressed. Oh wait…