Technically natural

Apple is currently one of the largest, most dominant tech companies alive worldwide. Between the iPhone, iPad, iMac, MacBook, apple watch, iPod, and various other products from the technical beast, we are in the midst of an era run on technology. Because of the demand for technology in our daily lives, like sending an email to a professor, paying bills online, or holding conferences through video chat, Apple the company has become almost irresistible, much like the forbidden fruit, the apple…nature’s candy. Like apple to Apple, there is a shift from nature to technology. 

Have we, as a society, become so dependent on technology that we’ve lost touch with our sense of environment and connection to nature? There’s no doubt that humanity has evolved over centuries of advancements, however, this is an interesting point in history where science, technology, and nature seem to be merging into one entity. Two Italian engineers, Raoul Bretzel and Anna Citelli, created the Capsula Mundi, which is an egg-shaped pod made of biodegradable material designed to hold a dead body. The pod is then planted into the ground to grow a tree or plant. This is a technical, and more environmentally friendly alternative to burials at a graveyard, which is a perfect example of technology and nature merging together. Humanity seems to be creating a new nature for itself, one where we have more control over the mysteries of life. This exhibit, Technically Natural will showcase the interaction between nature and technology.



"Nature is as well adapted to our weakness as to our strength"(Thoreau 13). Technology is a sign of intellectual strength, which we now rely on for problem solving, comfort, ease, and security.
This exemplifies the co-existance of nature and technology. Though the two seem to merge, there is still come sacrifice from nature's end to accommodate the growth of technology
"For you, the oceans laugh, the skies grow peaceful after showers, awash with light"(Lucretius 3). Can the beauty of nature truly be replicated by technology? Nature has a unique way of moving us.
"Man of the 20th century has become just as emancipated from nature as 18th century man was from history" (Arendt 39). In a few instances, we've allowed ourselves to become disconnected from nature.
Here we've reached an example of technology replacing nature. We rely on the specs of the digital, making us neglectful of the endless possibilities we have with our connection to nature
"We are unknown to ourselves, we men of science" (Nietzsche 3). We've become a society of science, searching for ourselves. In this big world, we are connected through nature and technology.
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