Ana Paula González Urdaneta, Courtesy of the artist.
by Jean Catrip Murillo
THE HISTORY OF HUMANITY IS ALIGNED WITH INNOVATION. TODAY WE FACE THE DECISION OF HOW TO MOVE FORWARD AND USE TECHNOLOGY IN FAVOR OF OUR DEVELOPMENT.
Ana Paula González Urdaneta, Kingdom of Autopoiesis, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.
Ana Paula González Urdaneta, Icarus and Azurita, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.
Innovation is an update of an existing idea or a totally new idea, it’s the creativity and imagination that a person is capable of so that an idea is born.
Over time there have always been great innovations, inventions, creations and ideas of extraordinary minds that have changed the world. We currently have very useful tools that have made everything easier: today we do not require so much physical effort and we can find information on anything in a single electronic device.
But… is this good in all areas? We can acquire infinite information on an electronic device from which we can’t come apart, young people now read Instagram stories or memes more than books, children watch more television instead of socializing or playing with other children, babies play more with an IPad than with a toy.
Children and young people are the ones who use technology the most, and they are at risk of loosing their imagination and creativity. Aren’t young people supposed to be the future? Stimulation methods are no longer used in babies and children, now the solution is a cellphone and that can cause children to speak, read and write incorrectly.
Of course, technology has achieved many things but it has also made us slaves of it. We must innovate so that society is better and not worse and take better care of our planet.
Why not innovate in a better educational system? Teach classes that we really need. Or innovate in methods for animal and environment protection. Innovate in different methods for child stimulation where kids can learn how to socialize and develop creativity.
Schools remain rusty, black water doesn’t change color. There are fewer trees and animals and more buildings and cars that pollute. No one innovates something to take care of our world and improve our society.
Ritchie, Hannah and Roser, Max. “Causes of Death” published online at OurWorldInData.org (2020). Retrieved from https://bit.ly/34tn0y9 (April 6th 2020).
Jean Catrip Murillo is a 2nd Trimester student in campus Cancún.
Ana Paula González Urdaneta, Sulfide and Quiote, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.