Without people, technology means nothing
Without people, technology means nothing. If the worlds problems are to be solved, it will be by human being, not machines; the machines are only here to help us. Technology is an inevitable result of mankinds propensity to evolve outside his body. The record on this score is impressive, but it is now time for the human race to begin again to direct attention to human beings and the social institutions that make this technology possible. By focussing our attention outward, we have been diverted from the real task of life: the understanding and mastery of life itself.
–Edward T. Hall, The Dance of Life 1983, pg9.