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This is Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay Click HERE on this line to find essays via Your-Key-Words. {Most frequent wordstarts of each essay will be put here.} ========================================================== Click on WELCOME for a quick tour of ========================================================== %MAKING THINGS BETTER THROUGH PRACTICAL TECHNICAL 080217 %PROBLEM SOLVING USEFUL SOLUTIONS ADDICTIONS DRUGS 080217 %UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES POWERFUL GOOD TECHNOLOGIES 080217 %UNANTICIPATED RESULTS SINCERE EFFORT IMPROVE LIVES 080217 %ELIMINATE SUFFERING EVIL DEVILS MISBEHAVIOR FOOLS 080217 %IMPROPER RELATIONSHIPS NONCONFORMITY CRIMINAL ACTS 080217 Techniques used for Solving Practical-Technical-Problems are often Very-Useful and Serve-To-Lighten-the-Load-of- Work Bearing-Down-on-Humans. The Dilemma-of-Technologies is that Useful-techniques also undermine the health of intimate humane relationships --- in ways that are Not-Apparent to those involved in enjoying the benefits of the Technologies. 1. Fast-Modes-of-Transportation have facilitated visits between people who otherwise could never visit each other. Trains, buses, cars and airplanes have also played central roles in FRAGMENTING Nuclear-Families --- as individuals have become free to travel great distances to go to better: schools, jobs, vacations, and explorations of distant lands. Intimate-Personal-Dialogue has become relatively less valued. 2. Fast-Modes-of-Communication have facilitated virtual visits to distant members of families. Radios, TV, Telephones, Cell-Phones, and The-Internet have also become DISTRACTIONS from personal conversations between people meeting in more direct and intimate ways. Intimate- Personal-Dialogue has become relatively less valued. 3. The discoveries of coal, oil and Nuclear-Energy have lifted many burdens from the backs of manual laborers. They have also played central roles in the alienative effects of increasing the distances between attackers and victims of attacks --- due to the uses of: guns, cannons, land-mines, military-air-planes, bombs, bigger-war-ships, Intercontinental-Ballistic-Missiles, Atomic-Bombs, and Hydrogen-Bombs. The attackers are left relatively- isolated-and-alienated from the inhumane-consequences of their attacks --- making reconciliation impossible. 4. The development of monetary-systems, banking, and the use of money as an intermediary valued medium in the exchange of Goods-and-Services --- has provided many conveniences --- while most-often-separating the providers from the people who ultimately benefit from enjoying the Goods-and-Services. 5. The existence of monetary-systems, banking and economic systems has facilitated: charging-interest, concentrations-of-wealth, diverse-concentrations-of-power, economic-coalitions, domination-systems, and systemic ways of depriving the poor to the advantage of the wealthy. 6. The existence of monetary-systems, banking and economic-systems has facilitated:taxation and economic ways of punishing conquered people --- and depersonalized the processes of sharing/exchanging wealth --- and of thinking about those processes in Economics-as-the-Dismal- Science which Quite-Often-Undermines-Communities and their Integrities. 7. The evolution of modern sciences has resolved many technical problems as suggested above and provided the possibilities of Preventive-Medicine, Curative-Medicine, and Comprehensive-Health-Care; but combinations of the above has generated the Dysfunctional-Patterns of Medical- Insurance found in the Most-Powerful-Nation and Economically-Dominant-Nation is Human-History; offering its own citizens poorer communal Health-Care than enjoyed by most other Truly-Modern-Nations. 8. The inventions of the Printing-Press and digitized storage and transmission and processing of vast quantities of information --- have advanced many forms of communication and information-retrieval; but have not brought an end to conflicts between different religious interpretations of Sacred-Texts and the Separated-People who believe that they Have-Hold of Absolute-Truth. Are Things-Better In-the-Absence of: Honesty, Humility, Intimate-Open-Dialogue, Touching, Compassion, Sympathy, Empathy, Hospitality, Generosity, Mutuality, Balance, Etc? Be-Together in the Many-Gracious Ways of Shalom. (c) 2008 by Paul A. Smith in "Search for Honesty and Integrity" (On Being Yourself Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================