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Too much technology?


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I found this a rather thought provoking piece...

I admit to keeping my company issued Crackberry often close at hand - but I also leave it at my desk when I go grab coffee. I need a *few* moments when I can't be reached. ; )
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i don't know if it's more of an issue of too much technology..as it is...too much reliance on technology...people have lost their ability to unplug
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I agree with dsenette. Many people are too reliant upon technology and are becoming lazy. For example, in my math class, AP Calc, many people are almost dependent updon their calculators and are unable to do even simple multiplication and other math problems. I'm pretty good without a calculator, but I have to admit that I've been spending too much time on my PC also.

Edited by Pi rules, 12 November 2005 - 09:08 AM.

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Well calculators are a bit different, i makes alot of snese to use them all the time my lecturers all sa just use the calculator as its daft to lose marks for the odd arithmatic mistake when you have a calculator. I spend alot of time on my PC now becasue all of my courses from uni are now online and its the easiest way to do research. But tis the everyday working using mostly communications technology that is casuing so much bother people are getting very used to instant communications and are now rather than working things out for themsleves asking someone else who they think knows the answer.
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It's simply a matter of people becoming to lazy. Like dsenette said a "reliance on technology." It's amazing and fantastic that we have the technology we have. It has allowed so much progress in all areas. It's when people become too reliant on these items.

When I finally got a cell phone (our "family" phone), I started using it all the time. Now I look back and wonder how I survived without it. Most people can relate to that. It's the same with other technologies too. We spend way too much time idling on technology (online forums, chat, and such). Sometimes I find myself checking this forum a little too often for stuff to do.
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Technology is great however the problem is that its not making us lazy its having the opposite effect and its letting people work harder and faster than they were before and burn themselves out much more rapidly, whereas before they would occupy much of their time with simpler tasks that did not neccesitate them to be overly taxed and could even be enjoyable. Now these tasks are automates meaning that people have only the most difficult of problems and instantaneous communications means that deadlines must be met much quicker.

Before people were given much more reasonable timelines which allowed a comfortable working pace and people were not as impatient for instant answers.
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thats exactly the point my signiture is making(the tecnological-modern world is dehumanising everyone, we're becoming robots)

signiture is an extract from the fitter happier song on ok computer LP by radiohead(also based on this consept)

do something human follow your emotions dont always take the logical decision, I also remember that society is the construct of an imperfect mind and so to improve it to much would take the human element out of it, face it the world would be no fun. :tazz:
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unplug from my computer?! But the outside world is bright... and scary... we hates it precious! :tazz:

in all seriousness, I agree with the above. Technology is only as good or bad as the people who use it. I find it very refreshing to take backpacking/hiking/biking trips. It recharges my batteries, and keeps me grounded. As long as people do that, the technology isn't a problem
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