Images to make one think about technology

Here are some images I’m collecting for future presentations on technology. Each of the images is intended to ask a question, and to have people reflect on their own use of technology, and our society’s use of technology.


Technology transforms us
(Image credit: Andy Hooper)



(Image credit: Wikipedia)



Laptops in schools
(Image credit: T Coffey)


TV Sunset
(Image credit: Michael Leung)


People texting instead of talking
(Image credit: Susan Sermoneta)


Cars on a highway
(Image credit: Dom Nozzi)


Kids playing games outside
(Image credit: Geek of the day)


Volvo and IKEA
(Image credit: Erik Johansson)


MRI machine
(Image credit: Daniel Martin Reina)


If you have any other images of various technologies that you think require their viewer to ask questions (or which easily lead to questions), please share them with me.



  • How about a picture of just a simple pencil? That was once considered technology. I think it was Aristotle, or maybe Plato, who thought that writing and reading would lead to a dumbing down of human intelligence. Could lead to interesting discussion.

  • David Wees wrote:

    Great idea, Craig. A pencil (or a pen) would definitely be a conversation starter, if only because people would likely forget that it belonged on this list, and how important a technology it is.

  • Chris Wejr wrote:

    Weird… Was just planning a staff meeting and was going to come to your site for the sunset image and @gcouros site for the runner image… Saves me time! These images led to a great discussion at EdcampISABC – as always, thanks for adding a more balanced perspective.

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