We’re getting into a lot of argument you might not agree with: indicating whether or not innovators or technological leaders are philosophers. Although this is true, they are related to Pythagoras Because of their mathematical lineage, many believe that they cannot be purely philosophers, and they lack the appropriate philosophical trait in their abstract concept.
Well, in my view, philosophy includes different aspects. One of them has to do with our coexistence, which is why the question arises: How can we coexist? Today in the digital age, these privileged minds have instilled, or modified, a new way of life in the world.
philosopher Julian Marias An aspect of the way of life frames us: “Philosophy was understood primarily as two things: a science and a way of life. The word philosopher in itself contained two different meanings for the man who possesses a certain knowledge and the man who lives and behaves in a strange way.
He continues: “Out of astonishment, men, now and at first, began to philosophize, first being amazed at strange things which were nearer to the hand, and then progressing in this way little by little, and wondering about the most dangerous things as the motions of the moon, the sun, and the stars, and the generation of all.” We, then, as the most realistic root of philosophy, have an astonishing humanistic attitude.
Due to the technological age, human activity has been benefited and modified. A clear example is covid-19 pandemic Which has spread all over the world, where thanks to technological innovations, thousands of companies, companies and schools have managed to survive and continue their activities as much as possible. Social networks have changed human relationships at all ages.
The technological age that touched us is based, among other sciences, on mathematics, which, as we shall see, has also existed for thousands of years, but is accompanied by another science: philosophy. Extensive experience or extensive knowledge of both sciences in the past led to the personalities of the time questioning the nature and existence of being; These philosophers were impressed in their knowledge, I repeat, of mathematics.
part of Greek philosophers They were mathematicians, examples include Thales of Miletus, Pythagoras, Arketas of Tarantum, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid and others. But now a new breed has emerged, the last mathematicians of our time, and therefore of technology we find in technological innovations. Some are more athletic than others, for example: Ada, Countess of Lovelace, George Paul, John Vincent Atanasoff, John von Neumann, Stuart Brand, Alan Turing, Gottlob Frigg and Bertrand Arthur William Russell, Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak , Tim Berners-Lee, Jack Ma, Sergey Brin, Larry Page, Elon Musk, Eric Schmidt, Nathan Plecharsk, Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia (Airbnb), Travis Kalanick, Garrett Camp (Uber), John Zimmer, Logan Green (Lyft) , Chen Wei (Didi), Peter Gasner, Arash Ferdowsi, etc.
Galileo Galilei who was another mathematician, noted: “Philosophy is written in this book that is open before our eyes – I am referring to the universe – but it would be absolutely impossible for us to understand it, if we were not first able to assimilate the language and learn the signs in which it is written. It is written in a mathematical language.” The symbols are triangles, circles, and others, without which it is impossible to understand any words.Without their understanding, we would find ourselves stuck in a dark maze.
Because of the above, I support in my recent literary work the thesis that the leaders of Silicon Valley are Pythagoras, finding philosophy through numbers, whose innovations began, such as Julian Marias It was crafted, out of human astonishment and transposition of human relationships into the metaverse from measuring our lives on the web.
The author of the last book “Philosophers of the Technological Age. Pythagoras Today “.
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