"Because we design, manufacture, deploy and maintain many of the parts, or ‘artefacts’, of which technology is composed, and then network them
together to obtain a desired function, it is natural for humans to see the technosphere from the ‘inside’ and to think of it as a purely derivative
phenomenon, dependent entirely on humans for its creation and continued existence. However, that is only half the story. The human population, at anything like its current size, is deeply dependent on the existence of the technosphere. Without the support structure and services provided by technology, the human population would quickly decline towards its Stone Age base of no more than ten million (US Census Bureau 2012) individuals"