In our time, military organizations (dominantly american) are responsible for developing and promoting the most profound, impactful, culture shifting technologies. But the motives of these organizations are squarley not rooted in the betterment of humankind, at least not my kind.
Can technologies such as the internet really be “trusted” at a grass roots level ? Has the internet been uprooted from its original intentions as a communications tool that would allow greater secrecy from the enemy and enable quicker responses to danger? Are the reminants of a technology designed to aid in battle all we are left to build upon ? What of the original intention of these tools forms the way the tool is used today?
This project was to use a historical timeline interface to store and review a data set of the implimentation of military technology for the past several hundred years, to see if some of these questions could be uncovered. I was looking to cross reference other signifigant events inculture and technology as well, i suppose looking for correlations, but i wasn’t really expecting to find any.
It became apparent very early on that