Okay, got into this discussion with my friends. Some of them didn't agree.... I think we can all agree that technology is a neutral concept and is the result of the human imagination, correct? It is neither inherently good nor evil. However, technology is the product of humanity and humanity is an animal and a part of the biosphere. So if technology is a human invention, is it not "natural"? Just as deer will continue to overpopulate and devour all the food sources in an area (and die out) if their numbers aren't checked by predators, man is also capable of trampling other lifeforms with his technology (pollution, deforestation, etc). The destruction of ecosystems is not unnatural in and of itself, as even geothermal activity and weather changes result in such things. The difference between deer and humans is that we can understand advanced concepts of ecosystems and of a global biosphere and understand why it's important for ourselves and for this earth we've grown to care about (compassion!) to make an effort to prevent the extinction of any individual species, no matter how unimportant they seem at first glance. Animals cannot understand this concept and for a deer the last remaining blade of grass will be consumed like any others. Likewise, we can understand how we are polluting our environment, the ramifications of pollution, and the fact that we have the choice to do something about it. So why not use technology and why not call it natural? Why the adversion to it? Technology is just a product of human imagination and free-will interacting with the natural resources of the planet, correct? So it must be a natural thing then. Something to discuss at least.