Caleb Clark Posted over 1 year ago Is Technology stopping or abetting political apathy? Can we beat political apathy with technology? I disagree that the quote made a repellent statement against technology but rather a supporting statement for core human values (or rather what should be core human values). Technology was never meant to replace that. Technology must be tempered with intelligence or else it is only convenient and not useful. It becomes a microwave instead of an oven. Also information must be tempered with the ability to receive and process it correctly (or maybe objectively might be a better word.) Political apathy can't be solved by technology because it stems from a lack of trust in politicians and the government which they represent. The lack of trust is a direct reaction to the disillusionment of the people who believed that politicians were better than the common man. As the kings and Queen's of old coerced the populace to believing that they were somehow ordained by god so to have our politicians had us believe that they are the embodiment of our own core values. The information brought to us by technology shows us that that is untrue, that those who we would call our heroes are merely men in nice suits. I for one think of that as a good thing.