Progress and Technology
There is a fundamental idea in the Western world that societies and technologies will continually advance, improve and evolve over time. The belief in progress and technology is deeply rooted in the history and thinking of our society. Even today, it strongly influences our worldview, politics, economy, technology development and our own selves. We therefore constantly try to optimize ourselves. Self-optimization becomes the guiding principle for how we live our lives: everyone should make the best of themselves and their lives. Additionally, all of our problems should be solved with technical solutions such as apps. The hope for technical innovations is omnipresent.
Will technology solve the problems of our time?