Since Homo sapiens walked this planet, an inherit characteristic was the use of tools. Simple at first. Becoming more and more complicated. From using a sharp stone to cut bushes to being able to ask Alexa to order me a pizza.
Progress, so we think, is to develop increasingly sophisticated technology.
This applies to all areas of our lives. Our housing, our transportation, our medication and our food.
When I look at what I am in touch with on a daily basis, I have a hard time identifying what it used to be. Most of the time, I don’t pay attention. I hardly think about where my pen came from, what it is made of, or who made it.