The Purple Cow

Technology doesn't solve the problem entirely.

It just makes the existing solutions look dumb and brings a fresh new approach.

But every time a new tech product is brought out into the market, people instantly ask, is this going to solve every problem in the world.

Google glasses won’t end poverty just like how Transistor Radios haven’t fought for civil rights back in the 1960s.

It is people who end problems. It is those few heroes who use what is available at hand to solve the problems. 

Technology is a device. The greatness of Martin Luther King can’t be attributed to the microphone in which he spoke, but the content of his  "I have a dream" speech is what makes him who he is. There, technology in the form of a microphone just enhanced him.

Even today, there are a myriad of companies and individuals betting heavily on social media engines to make them super heroes. It simply doesn’t work that way. You’ve gotta have a core element first. Internet surely is powerful but it can’t make a powerless fellow look powerful.

Speaking about technology and the popular notion people have about it, here’s a fun comic by ’xkcd’.

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