Imagine a family having a custom home built and, after it was built, they decided that they wanted a basement, four extra stories, central gas heating rather than baseboard electric heating, and a swimming pool on the third floor. It would not be feasible to renovate the home to give it those new features, especially if the family was already living in it. They would need to build a new house from scratch, with a new foundation, and they would have to find a temporary home during the construction period. But an animal has to live in its body all the time. There is no way to redesign and rebuild an animal’s foundation while it lives in its body, and the biological superstructure built on the foundation was designed for foundation. A new superstructure would also have to be designed and built on the new foundation. A six-chambered heart, for instance, could not just be invented and put into a human chest and work, or a second brain, or a third arm. The kinds of changes that feasible have to adhere to the basic structural and biochemical foundations that the phyla represent.
Technology impacts on our daily lives. Our environments are all so full of technology to the point that most of the time we take it for granted and never actually notice the level of impact that it has on us until when we have no telephone, transport, water or electricity. Advancements in technology have greatly increased our living standards. Despite the fact that we are currently experiencing very high inflation rates and the rates of unemployment are very high, generally, people are feeding better, are dressing better and are as a matter of fact living more comfortable lives.
The advancement of electrical ..
At this juncture, I will ask my readers to perform an exercise that I first saw described by Peak Oil advocate , which is to lay aside data and graphs and just think about how energy makes everything in our daily lives possible. Think about your food, water, mode of transportation, and materials that comprise your home and possessions, and think of the role that energy played in providing them. Think about the energy that you use each day in powering your home and in your transportation, even if it is just walking. Then imagine running out of energy. When you flipped on a light switch, nothing happened. When you turned on the tap, no water came out. Your refrigerator stopped working, food deliveries to your community ceased, and no electricity, oil, gas, coal, or even wind or water power was available. Everything in your life would come to a sudden halt. When people have tried to demote energy below spirituality, social relations, or even made it irrelevant to economics, my question is for them to see what they can forego the longest: prayer/meditation, social interaction, sex, or energy. The fossil fuels burned to power industrial civilization provide several hundred energy slaves for each American and no less than hundreds per person in every industrialized nation. All that those energy-leveraged humans do is direct the energy, like holding the reins of a gigantic beast that each person rides each day. Airline pilots half-joke that they begin their workday by strapping jet airliners to their waists. Without that energy to direct in the myriad ways that industrialized humans use it, modern civilization would come to an abrupt end.