No, we are not heading back to the stone age – even though it has become certain that some of us are going to feel that way during the months and possibly years that lie ahead.
But the technology we have has been used for purposes that only serve the interests of greed, profit and those who are ‘at the top’.
Technology doesn’t need to be used on a massive scale to make it work. Technology doesn’t have to replace people or human input – just because it can.
In fact, the technology that we have isn’t being used in the best way possible, at all.
Up until now, technology has all been purposed on the basis of maximising profit and then repeating the process of obtaining that profit, over and over again.
The technology we have has been pursued, funded and purposed without regard for the practical reality of life, that:
Life for all exists so that ALL of us can live. Not so that a profit can be made by the few.
Local systems and micro economies that use advances in technology in the most practical, localised and intelligent way, keeping people at the centre of everything, are the only way that a genuinely healthy society can advance.