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While I would define technology as anything that a mind makes, the most recent kind of example of technologies - that's how we tend to think of technologies, as the most recent stuff - in fact has its roots way back in time. And it's really an extension of the same kind of forces that make galaxies and stars, planets, life and everything that we've seen. So technology is really a kind of extension of all those systems. It's sort of like the seventh kingdom of life; it's the most recent example of a force in the universe that goes back to the Big Bang.
That perspective gives us a place in the universe which says that we actually are on a long journey, from something that… from the Big Bang, and that we're going to go on into the future for a long time. And that our job is to sort of align ourselves and the technologies that we produce, with the general trajectory and currents of the past twelve billion years.
So we're part of something bigger than ourselves. Technology is just not the gizmos in our pocket, it's not the latest thing on TV. It's actually a universal, cosmic force that we're riding on into the future.

Added on 27 Mar 2017
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