OK. The answer to your question is yes, we should always aim to progress in technological terms. Progress is defined as a steady improvement or development or growth. This includes the refining of all of our previous inventions -- such as the car. And improvement is by definition never a bad thing.
I have decided that since I'm bored I'm going to go through your posts one by one. I have numbered your paragraphs to help both myself and anyone who wants to read this post. I haven't edited your posts in any other way -- aside from removing the opening paragraph of your first post because I didn't think it was really relevant. The reason why I'm doing this (apart from boredom) is because you're posts are confused. You have no idea what you are arguing from one paragraph to the next, and you are making very little sense.
1. Basically, all we people hear in newspapers and advertisments are the new brands of mobile phones releasing every month or so. People who think it's best to be "updated" will opt for those phones at any cost. This is way of making business, I get it but instead of wasting your money on something expensive, why can't we use the same money for a "better purpose"?
2. People will say to me, "You idiot! How the hell are you even sharing your thoughts like this? It's the internet helping you!" I agree that internet is by far the most advanced inventions in this generation. I don't really say that we must avoid it; instead use this power to give awareness to evrybody in this world on what really this modern world has become.
3. Everyday, millions of automobiles drive on the roads emitting harmul gases; we all ahve learnt this crap from in your Science classes. Cars are surely very comfortable for travelling but we have been overusing them. How many people REALLY do car-pooling? Maybe 1 from 100 people? How many people try to avoid overusing the petrol which is rising every month without any stop? Really, this might sound as a lecture but we NEED to act.
4. Every year, some or the other resource is depleting at a very high rate. We waste more than we produce. We think it's best if we pay $100 dollars on some religious purpose than to give it for charity for a better cause. I am not trying to offend people who follow religion but why waste money on such useless things? Religion has taught man that serving a needy man is serving God. If we could give money to some charity which aims in healing a disease; we sure are trying to help many lives.
5. We keep progressing day by day. It's a good news but we are also overusing on materials like fossil fuels, land, water, etc. Human, though, is still NOT advanced that it can prepare all it's basic resources. We can't really depend on solar enery for our daily purposes. Even if we do, many peple can't afford it or don't know about it. That's another reason why we should educate EVERY human on this earth.
6. A country only develops when it's population develops. Technology has mostly supported entertainment and has caused people to divert their money on worthless things which they really don't enjoy in the end.
7. Man is greedy and ignorant. We can't do anything in him stopping all the ill he does to the society. For every 50% a man does good, he does 50% bad. He can't listen to all the warnings the scientists has said and not give a damn if some person is trying to destroy some forests and natural habits of animals which is keeping an ecological balance.
8. Only around 30% of the population really cares on these issues. While the others, well, they have to read their Facebook notifications on how African children are not getting drinking water. We have had enough of these new inventions; for now. We should take care on more severe matters like protecting the environment. If we act now, then we can heal this world and can still use our technologies.
9. We are the creators and destroyers of our reality.
1. I understand your point, I think, that we should not be preoccupied with the newest technologies to the extent that we are. However what a patronising thing to say that there is a 'bad' way to spend your money and a 'good' way. By trying to place consumer choices on a moral spectrum you are appointing yourself as the moral judge by which we should all abide. That's not really a tenable position.
2. Again here you go with the evangelical stuff. You seem to think that technology has poisoned the world's consciousness and yet you presumably are aware of the irony of preaching the anti-technology way whilst using at least two modern systems to do so.
3. Yes cars pollute, however the pollution does not abide by a normal distribution. The vast majority of the pollution is caused by a small minority of cars. A good step would be to get those cars off of the road whilst improving engines and increasing the availability and effectiveness of electric cars. These steps are all being carried out.
4. 'I'm not trying to offend people but religion is useless and a waste of money.' Classic.
5. How do you think we will be able to develop new methods of powering our lives without new inventions? Education won't suddenly make solar power a viable alternative to coal in a country where it rains 75% of the time. In order to solve these challenges technological progress is a must.
6. Technology is just machinery and equipment. You have adopted a very narrow definition of it if you think that it is primarily focused on entertainment. You are mising out on the medical uses of technology, on vehicles, on tools that are being used right now to see what is going on in the centre of the Earth and in Space, on computers that are being used to help cure diseases and predict earthquakes, and on the many practical uses of the internet.
You are quite naive if you think that technological advances are primarily for the entertainment of the population; and you are quite naive if you think that phones, computers and other gadgets which you say are for 'entertainment' are worthless.
7. How nihilistic. And how general. I think you'll find that quite a lot of people are passionate about various causes and that the vast majority of the developed world has awoken to the problem of the depletion of resources. Aside from that I shan't bother with the rest of this paragraph as it's a crude generation with false statistics, and it would be a waste of my time to discuss it further...
8. Again the part with the false statistics doesn't make sense and is pretty much totally wrong -- so I'll leave that. And as for the second part: how do we combat all of these problems if we don't develop our existing technologies or create new ones? It is impossible for us to just stop developing technologies, and also 'heal this world' as you put it.
9. Poetic, but unnecessary.
1. Do you think we can ever live in the past? No, because we are adapted to this world; the world where countless devices and machines have been created just for our comfort.
2. If we try to live like the people from the Indus Valley Civilisation, it would be impossible. But people from that time WERE able to survive without computers, telephones, TV, etc. They had different means or ways of entertain themselves. They had the cure of diseases of those times. People had a basic language to speak, knowledge of designing buildings and models and many more. Some of those traditional ways are still being used in today's modern life as well. I would call them "healthy" as they don't disturb the life cycle of biosphere.
3. Industrial Revolution was the face of modern technology. Before that, everybody preached God's and other holy powers instead of working day night to earn money. People got money by doing odd jobs but they were limited to only the knowledge they had aquired from their predecessors.
4. Industrial Revolution was a way to experiment on different ideas which made shape after 18th Century. Most inventions like Telephone, Camera, Computer, TV, etc came at the period 19th to 20th Century. All thanks to Industrial Revolution and great thinkers. The population also sky-rocketed after Industrial Revolution. Lower class people got enough money to build a family.
5. But unfortunately, man has gone crazy with these inventions and is just wasting resouces for his experiments which either fail or are risky.
I've split your third paragraph into two parts as it's a bit too long to take on all at once.
1. Speak for yourself. I would definitely prefer to live now over the 1950's because the internet means that I have access to an incredible amount of information at my fingertips. However if I were living back in the 1950's I would not have any problem doing without the internet, or computers, or mobile telephones.
2. We still have those means of entertainment. We can still read books, play boardgames and watch sporting events.
And at that time they didn't have the cures to many diseases which we have the cure to now. Since 1950 we have developed vaccines for Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, one cause of Cervical Cancer, Lyme disease and two types of Hepatitis.
And of course the 1950's wre a bad time for the environment. Cars still ran on lead based fuels and factories were polluting at a much greater level in the developed world than they are now.
3. That is not what the Industrial Revolution was about at all. Before the Revolution people worked predominantly on the land. The Revolution was the movement of people into the cities and the growth of heavy industry. And there were opportunities for people to go into different jobs than their parents, through education or joining the armed forces or the priesthood. Greater social mobility came after the Industrial Revolution, but it is at best an indirect result of it.
4. You have completely bastardised the term Industrial Revolution here. The Industrial Revolution as a concept generally ends at around the beginning of the First World War. This is well before the invention of computers and before even the invention of TVs. Of course, I'm not including the numerous developments on existing models that you aren't taking in to account, such as smartphones, and the incredible advances in computer technology since 2000.
5. All new inventions are risky. Electricity was very dangerous after it was first discovered and marketed to the public, refrigerators used to cause massive explosions due to their use of dangerous gases. There are very few inventions that have been totally risk-free. The trick is learning from our failures and developing our ideas to maintain a constant state of progress and improvement.
You seem to be advocating just giving up on advancement and saying 'f*ck it, let's cure camcer with what we've got.' That is a silly and naive argument to make.