Jakarta (ANTARA) – General Chairman of Muhammadiyah Prof. Dr. K. H. Haedar Nashir has said that the ongoing technological disruption must not be at the cost of the nation’s values.
“The development of science and technology, the ability to master it, as well as other physical progress in a nation and state will be meaningless if the spiritual, ethical, moral, and socio-cultural values are lost and eroded,” said Nashir in a video greeting during the working meeting of the Alumni Family of Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (KAUMY) here on Saturday.
He said he hopes KAUMY will create innovations in this era of disruption and serve as a catalyst for scientific and technological progress. A nation that can master science and technology can compete with other nations, he said.
“It is evident that all nations that master science and technology are at the forefront of political, economic, and cultural progress, and even in international relations,” he said.
However, technological disruption must not violate national values, including Pancasila values and the values of life derived from the nation’s religion and culture, he stressed.
“We need to realize that mastery of science also needs to be based on noble and main ethical, moral, and social values,” he added.
He said he hopes people who master science and technology will not violate the noble values of the nation, saying those who lose their values are like robots who have lost their humanity.