We all acknowledged that technology is destroying our lives. However, we do nothing in order to stop it! We indulge ourselves in this existence marked by lack of physical activity, of real conversation, of real living and feed our addiction with more and more gadgets and technologies that , not only we don’t need, but really damage us also! In the words of the regretted George Carlin…what are we, stupid?!
1. The e-book reader
While I can’t understand why some people would prefer reading an e-book instead of the real thing, there are many people who do. Actually, more people are buying e-books than books made out of paper from Amazon.
2. Wireless internet
I’m not a freak, I do enjoy technology and I’m taking full advantage of it. But wireless internet made us take internet addiction even further, with its mobility. Now, we take internet with us in bed, in holidays, on the beach, even to the bathroom! Really, there are some places where browsing the web is the worse thing you can think of doing…
3. Video games
…for obvious reasons: it destroys our children. You no longer see kids playing outside, in the snow, or climbing trees, they are all in front of a screen killing each other virtually and forgetting how to have a conversation (if they ever learnt).
4. The tablet
Well, it did not actually have the chance to start destroying our lives, but it is getting there…this thing is even smaller than a laptop- that is already bad enough-and its battery ‘s life span is also higher, so everybody will take its Facebook page, Twitter account with him anywhere: in the park, at the market and so on. Really now, we need to stop this , it’s destructive and has no point!
5. The cable TV
It’s already ancient, but look what it did to us: we became fat, lazy and disconnected with the real world. Watching all sorts of reality shows, movies, soap operas on TV instead of going out there and living our lives is turning us into freaks!
6. The remote control
As you can see, it is not TV itself..nooo, the idea of the TV is great! It’s what we made out of this invention that destroyed our lives. Now, we can’t even move our butts and change the channel. It goes the same for the lights, garage doors and so on. The latest remote controle, the all-in-one, made us ultimate couch potatoes. I wonder what can possibly come next!
7. The DVDs
Remember when we used go to the record store and pick a movie to watch in the evening? Wasn’t that charming? Now, we don’t even have to get up from the bed. We just download the movie, and that’s it….no taking the walk, no spending some money, no conversation with the guy at the record store, no meeting the sexy neighbor in the way home, no nothing.
8. The cell phone
Not only that it’s damaging our brains, but it’s also destroying our privacy, and we are happily letting it to do so! We can’t run away from the boss, we need to keep our blackberry, or our smart phone with us all the time and we can’t even tell our friends that we could not answer because we were away!
9. Phone routing system
Yes, Hello? Oh, it was only the robot! How many times did it happen to you? We all got angry at least a million times when we were put on hold for hours and then got to talk to a machine. It takes a lot of patience to get to talk to a human being and it seems that we need more and more as time goes by. At least, this is one virtue we are learning with the help of technology!
10. Portable DVD players
Not only we have those damned DVDs, we have now portable devices to help us watch the DVDs we downloaded in an all-day-in-bed Sunday, when we are by some chance, out of the house. Most of the times, we use them in moments when there might be better things to do, so why were those necessary, I wonder?
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some things here I need to throw out the window!