As humans become more and more advanced they do less with their hands and more with their brains. All of the modern technology is doing exactly what it promised; people do less hard physical labor. This means that they do more thinking and figuring things out. They need to develop these brain skills and it is becoming less and less important to be able to swing a hammer. The question that comes up is if all of this technology is actually helping?
If you follow the development of writing you will quickly understand that humans are in the middle of a forced evolution, into a world where being strong is less important and being able to think is more important. You probably noticed that the word smart was not used. This is because no one can actually be smart. However they can learn to think, meaning that no one has to be eliminated from the equation of human existence.
There was a time when writing consisted of using a rock to crave pictures on a cave wall. This lasted until humans developed the written word. They now used the rocks to carve on flat rocks, this was better, because it was now possible to communicate more precisely. The biggest problem was that most people did not have the time to learn the written word because of the need to survive.
As more and more things were written down, humans began to think more and they invented more and more tools that made it easier to survive. This made it possible for more people to learn to read and write, however there was still a large percent of the people that felt that they did not need to learn reading and writing.
Once writing got even easier with the invention of the pen and paper, the people that could write figured out that they had control over those that could not write. This created a split between the haves and have nots. Those that could write began to take leadership positions over those that could not. Then the writers began to control who could even learn to write. By controlling who could learn to write the writers could make sure that they always had people to do the hard work that needed done every day.
Now as you flash forward to today there have been many inventions that make hard physical labor less and less important. The little experiment called America has brought humans around the world to the understanding that everyone needs to be able to write in order to communicate. Whether it is on Facebook, or just an email, writing is more important than lifting heavy objects. This is where the forced evolution exists, because there are still plenty of people that do not want to learn to think or they do not want to learn to write. These hard workers ask the question, “Why can’t I just do something physical?”
The reason is that technology is taking away those jobs. Everyone’s ability to earn a living is becoming dependent on being able to communicate through writing. You must be able to send an email; you must be able work on a computer, which creates a need for more and more writers. As the final physical labor generation is retiring, the evolution gets closer to an end. The only part that is troubling is that while small, there is still a group of humans moving through the education system that do not want to learn to write and think at the highest levels. They are planning a future of hard work and physical labor. They are the ones looking for those factory jobs that no longer exist. They are the ones that do not understand why things are the way they are. They are the ones that need to understand that in order to make it through this evolution they must change the way they think.
Writing may be the most important skill everyone needs in order to live a prosperous life, and there are schools and programs everywhere for people to learn or improve these skills. Is all this technology helping? It is not helping or harming it is changing how we have to think about things. The sooner everyone gets on board with this evolution, the quicker this phase of human existence can move forward to the next big thing. Learn to write, so you can secure yourself a place in this future.