Herbert M. Macklin, one of the most charismatic, controversial and original thinkers of our time whose remarkable perception propelled him onto the international stage. Marshall McLuhan is universally regarded as the father of communications and media studies and prophet of the information age (McLuhan, M. 2017).  The process of building the foundation for the study of media theory includes his work. “We become what we behold. We change our tools and then after our tools shape us”, mistakenly attributed to Marshall (Kuskis, A. 2013), is a famous quote. I believed this to be Marshall’s way of We are formed by what we convey. As tools change we ourselves become the product of that process. UK Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, could have influenced the quote. I discovered that in 1943, Winston gave a speech in the House of Commons, stating:

On the night of 10th May, 1941, with one of the last bombs of the last serious raid, our House of Commons was destroyed by the violence of the enemy, and we have now to consider whether we should build it up again, and how, and when. We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us. Having dwelt and served for more than 40 years in the late Chamber, and having derived fiery great pleasure and advantage therefrom, I, naturally, would like to see it restored in all essentials to its old form, convenience and dignity.

Technology serves as an extension of mankind

Doctors have improved technology so they can better care for patients. As consumers of treatment, you become a resulting end product. For many years, developments in healthcare and practises has new the face of general healthcare. Healthcare plays a keen role to the development of society and it has done so by bringing the best and brightest of people together to assist those in need. Technology also helps the progression of healthcare. We see this today as Doctors have developed new technology to treat patients with cancer, pregnancy and some cases that could not be treated with it.

Today, modern doctors are faced with issues around the broken medical system as well as struggles with insurance companies. Despite these hurdles doctors have consistently pushed through these difficulties, and by doing so, have provided new techniques they’re able to treat patients with. With the aid of technology, doctors are finding cost-effective ways to challenge health problems as biomedical research improves. The medical field is being transformed with the use of clinical practices, population science and electronic medical records.