I've always been fascinated by technology, and I think that technology is actually an extension of the information part of energy, matter and information. And of course technology also is not just the interpretative information part, but it's also applying to matter and energy as well, I mean, it's all meshed together now.
So I think that technology is our intelligence manifest. It can be systems, but you know, there is a lot of people who will call large-scale human-engagement processes a technology. The first person I ever heard to apply that term was Scott Peck, who really talked about community engagement and love. And his form of bringing communities together he called a technology, which astonished me when I first came across it. But I do think they are ways of... Every culture develops a 'cultural technology' of all the things that we agree to do together and how we'll do them.
And I use technology to try and improve my consciousness and brain. I use brain entrainment technology, lots of ways to stretch consciousness capacity. Meditation is a technology. If you go into the state experiences that Tibetan monks can replicate on a centuries of research level, that's a technology. So I think it's a never-ending quest. Technology has been with us since we've become conscious of our consciousness. That's an extension, and it's inextricably part of the city.
I think that cities may be the birthplaces of technology, although interestingly enough, Jane Jacobs actually proposed to think that the country was, that the solutions that we needed to extract the resources from the ecoregions were really what produced the technology. But I think technology emerges in its connection with energy. They are inextricably linked.