Hey, technology is good. It's vastly improved our standard of living over the past century. It's helped us eliminate certain social injustices. But it also creates its own problems, and it hasn't improved the character of Man at all. This century has been witness to many improvements in society, but it has also been witness to some of the most monstrous events in human history. Events such as Stalin's purges and famines, Hitler's holocausts, or the European "ethnic cleansings" of recent history were driven by the same flaws in human nature that have been causing us grief since time immemorial. Star Trek's mentality of "technology improves society and has no side effects" can only be the result of historical ignorance and shallow thinking.