Technology, good or bad?

More good than bad
45
26%
More bad than good
27
16%
We'd have been fine without it
22
13%
Can't imagine life without it
26
15%
It's scary!
13
8%
It's an important part of life
38
22%
Total Votes
171
Remember the days when you had to turn the key in the car door to lock it? (maybe some do still!) or when you had to get up to switch off the channels on the TV? Or when your grandparents told you how they cooked dinner over the fire and washed the clothes in a tub with soap! what??? no mod con washing machine or oven! yikes! perish the thought!

One good thing, which we may take for granted:
Great that you can lock a car from inside your house, if you forgot to lock it when rushing in from the rain! Just open the nearest window a bit and zap!laugh

Comments (39)

Ccincy
I've cooked plenty of meals on an open fire while out camping.I've washed my clothes,my sons and my late husbands clothes out my hand and hung them on the clothes line.

I didn't have a washer/dryer until my son got older.

I've always done dishes by hand and air dried them.

I didn't have my own computer until I had married my late husband cause he was into computer and built them from the cases up.


So I could survive without all this technology if I had to.

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michaelright
I.v just done log fire toast for my little boy ...

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pedalguy59
wave The main question is, does it enhance our lives?
Nothing wrong with exercising the arms rolling down a car window.
The key has been around for eons, and can always be found at the
bottom of a Woman's hand bag after she dumps the contents.laugh

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allthegoodnamest


I employ a housemaid to do all my domestic duties, so I don't know how advanced household appliances have become. dunno

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minnieme2


Good on you cc. I washed clothes by hand but only if they were too delicate for the washing machine. I'd like to think I could survive without it but I'll be happy to use it sometimes but not all the time.

:)

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minnieme2


laugh true

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minnieme2


I'm sure it tasted lovely! Hope you didn't burn it or our fingers!

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michaelright
No min i didn burn it or our fingers,,, i,m too clever for that i use a long fork.....

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minnieme2


Spoilt brat! scold laugh

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allthegoodnamest


Hey, don't judge me, unless you're willing to do it for freelaugh

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minnieme2


A pitch fork? laugh

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pat8lanips
Nuclear weapons bad, Fleshlight good.

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Ocee102
Overall technology is beneficial.

It just moves faster than we adapt as people.


It's good to have access to more information, and a wider circle of communication, but we'll be a bit before our ability to cope and navigate it all gracefully catches up.

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MikeD12
On the whole the development of "Technology" is good.
BUT Since the 1990's in the UK it has been generally seen as almost solely applicable to sophisticated electronic engineering, Computer Aided design, manufacture and electronic communication and anyone not understanding it as inferior.

It is developing too fast for the average person to contemplate or understand and in many cases they cannot afford to have the latest Keep up with the Jones's "Must have" theory, all singing all dancing bells and whistles Phones Watches & other Gizmo's and all the arrogant who dismiss all history as unnecessary. I am happy doing one offs and development projects with proper tools in my "old fashioned" workshop, indulging in my Hobbies and Interests, happy to share them and knowledge with and for anyone with due respect for history but I never take prisoners with any smart arsed 20 something puss head with a Degree in Mechanical Engineering that was awarded without their ever making anything useful with their hands.

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GUZMAN1


Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.


Arthur C. Clarke


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jac_the_gripper
That's not a simple question to answer. In fact, it's not really one question, so I'll pick two examples:

In terms of domestic appliances like the automatic washing machine and cooker, technology has freed women from a lot of drudgery which kept them subjugated.

On the other hand, education seems to have suffered as young people are bombarded with a huge number of snippets of information, rather than studying, or understanding anything in any depth. Also, I fear there is a rising incidence of mental health issues amongst students as they try to navigate the world of information technology and social interaction changes.

Having done a lot of family laundry by hand, not to mention other labour intensive work, I really, really like washing machines. laugh

I also like having communication and information at my fingertips.

But I live a pretty simple life because I find 'the real world' (aka the rather odd construct we know have) rather overwhelming. I think it's unhealthy on so many levels.

If I won the lottery, I'd be looking to take a few steps backwards.

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rizlared


I have to go along with this reasoning, however, I would add that some technology is more harmful than useful. I believe Technology will make humans become lazy, in basic human function and worse in education, the couch potato syndrome.

And what really terrifies me, is the organic computer, at this time, if a computer starts to control us, we can always pull the plug and it dies, with organic computers that is just not possible uh oh

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lifeisadream


Both.

Although, the time might come when robots will do most of human work and then hmmm I guess humans will get paid just to live and enjoy life.


Not a bad idea at all!





very happy

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GUZMAN1



Not bad, but surely won't work.

Cabs without drivers? it's made.

When robots will make the same than a worker of the third world, we'll see.

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Its so good its BAD!

Or,Gooder,if you will!laugh

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sophiasummer


I have no problem with new tech, yet I still get up physically to change my channels on my tv, "What" you say!
Yup still insert my key to unlock my door in my car.
Still freaks me when I touch the brake and all the doors lock thou.
Good !

Yet I have owned some very cool cars)
Having a pot belly stove maybe in the winter I will put a pot of soup on it to keep it hot.
Quite like that!

Cool normal Bosch washing machine, a must.
So
Tech for me is cool, rides my love of internet/contacting skyping my family whom all live overseas.
Along with my son and my grand daughter.

Very Cool
Bring it on.





wave thumbs up

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lifeisadream


There will be a time that robots will do lots of jobs, why not?

Then humans can focus on the "thinking"






laugh

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Linaray
It's just live on a fast lane and it's not so good. It facilitate live but there's enormous price to pay for it. We no longer have our private lives as used to.

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MnanahEireann
Technology is great until the day it takes over. When we become so used to machines (robots) that we allow them into our homes to serve us and then one day they become self aware.......

Has anyone seen the TV series Humans?



laugh

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lifeisadream
Set the light bulb free!

wow


Tesla's wireless power theories hmmm

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GUZMAN1


But we need exercise to be healthy.

There would be a distopy.



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truheart1941
..in someways its good...in otherways bad.....where there was once a .....workforce......many have lost their jobs to machines.....that can work all day/night......and yet...what we buy.....is more exspencive ....?????.....you tell me why this is...........

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lifeisadream


I had to google distopy uh oh there is already some of it in any society.

On the exercise:
One thing is doing jobs like mining, harvest picking, etc..which robots can do grin
(besides the risks for their well being and their own life)
and another swimming, skiing, bicycling, etc....even dancing which humans can enjoy.




.dancing

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GUZMAN1


Another tango teacher unemployed, and it will be because the robots.

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