The Future of Humanity & Technology

David Koff
10 min readJan 11, 2022

On Isaac Asimov, Bodily Autonomy, and What We Should All Be Discussing

The Great Merge

I haven’t posted on Medium for a while. Thank you for your patience. Between having a three-year-old, a full holiday season, and a lovely and full start to the new year, it was time to sit down and share some thoughts with you all once again.

I’m usually introspective when the year ends and a new year begins. It’s a good time to take stock and examine where I am in regard to my relationships. We, humans, are both blessed and cursed in that ability… Trees and animals don’t compare themselves to other members of their species, but we do.

We’re unique in that way and it’s an essential part of what makes me human. So I embrace it. Especially at this time of the year, because my yearly review also includes my relationship with and — in some cases — dependency on technology.

Over the past 35 years, I’ve gone from being a technology novice to a hobbyist, to an enthusiast and evangelist, to a paid technology professional at a Fortune 100 company, to becoming an advocate for privacy & security, to now writing columns and newsletters about technology so that as many people as possible can educate themselves.

This past year, I finally made peace with the understanding that our species is determined and well on its way to merging our humanity with our technology.

That’s kind of a big statement, so let me unpack it a bit.

Same Goals, New Tools

Let me start by eliminating what is not a part of my newfound understanding:



David Koff

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