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Does Technology destroy our relationship with Nature?

I am an environmental Literature student, and I am interested in people's responses about the constitution of Nature, Technology, and the relationship that is apparently slowly being degraded with Nature.

All responses are welcome.

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  • May 19 2013: Nathan,

    There are 2 aspects to it,
    1/ If we look at the amount of time that people spend with nature, it might seem as if it is reducing as more people are spending more time with technology- mobile, laptop, tablets etc. So the impact here is not only with nature but also with people - face to face interactions seem to reducing.

    2/ the overall understanding of nature and the impact of man made problems on nature is getting communicated, thanks to social media. Also with the amount of technology advancements now, we are able to run many high power programs in an efficient and effective way. For example, there is a great deal of improvements possible today to make early warnings for earthquakes by correlating seismic data, storm data, human and animal behavior.

    So one one side of the relationship technology is helping us understand nature better, hence reduce negative impact but on the other side, perhaps we are getting too stuck to technology that we end up spending lesser time with nature.

    Regards
    Ramesh
    Twitter @Ramesh_Ramki website. Www.futuristCMO.com

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