There has been a lot of discussion about technology over the past years and lately focusing on how far should we allow technology to advance. Basically, how much is too much technology? According to Brian Merchant there is no such thing. Many people like Merchant would argue that I only disagree with this because I am afraid of the word communism or just do not fully understand what a world run by technology would entail. However, I beg to differ, just the phrase “a world run by technology” alone should make people cringe. Merchant uses points about how factories are shedding jobs and many jobs are at risk of being taken over by technology to somehow “support” his argument, however, for me it clarifies that technology is not the answer. Yet some readers may challenge my view by insisting that technology is one hundred percent the way to go and that there is no better answer for the world’s problems. Humans are so unique and regardless of religious or political views everyone can agree we are unique creatures who were given so many advances from our vast intricate brains, our structurally advanced body’s, down to our hard working and determined spirits and I believe we were given these qualities for a reason and we should value and use them. We as humans have more to offer than a brain capable of creating technology that will perform every task for us. I agree that robots or self-driven cars would be totally cool and maybe readers could argue that self-driven cars would result in less car accidents and I would love to listen, however, it is just not realistic that this will happen. In a perfect world maybe life would be easier if technology did everything for us, however, there is no way to test the effects it could have. The consequences greatly outweigh the rewards in this situation. Although I grant that Merchant has valid points regarding that technology is helpful, I still maintain that there is such thing as too much technology and at some point a line needs to be drawn.