Technology, good or bad?

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minnieme2

Limerick, Limerick Ireland

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Mar 4, 2016
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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

Ccincy Ccincy

Colerain,TWP, Ohio USA

Re: Technology, good or bad?
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.
michaelright michaelright

louth, Louth Ireland

Re: Technology, good or bad?
I.v just done log fire toast for my little boy ...
pedalguy59

Burlington, Ontario Canada

Re: Technology, good or bad?
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
allthegoodnamest

London, Essex, England UK

Re: Technology, good or bad?
minnieme2: 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!


I employ a housemaid to do all my domestic duties, so I don't know how advanced household appliances have become. dunno
minnieme2 minnieme2

Limerick, Limerick Ireland

Re: Technology, good or bad?
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.


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.

:)
minnieme2 minnieme2

Limerick, Limerick Ireland

Re: Technology, good or bad?
pedalguy59: 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 true
minnieme2 minnieme2

Limerick, Limerick Ireland

Re: Technology, good or bad?
michaelright: I.v just done log fire toast for my little boy ...


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

louth, Louth Ireland

Re: Technology, good or bad?
minnieme2: I'm sure it tasted lovely! Hope you didn't burn it or our fingers!
No min i didn burn it or our fingers,,, i,m too clever for that i use a long fork.....
minnieme2 minnieme2

Limerick, Limerick Ireland

Re: Technology, good or bad?
allthegoodnamest: I employ a housemaid to do all my domestic duties, so I don't know how advanced household appliances have become.


Spoilt brat! scold laugh
allthegoodnamest

London, Essex, England UK

Re: Technology, good or bad?
minnieme2: Spoilt brat!


Hey, don't judge me, unless you're willing to do it for freelaugh
minnieme2 minnieme2

Limerick, Limerick Ireland

Re: Technology, good or bad?
michaelright: No min i didn burn it or our fingers,,, i,m too clever for that i use a long fork.....


A pitch fork? laugh
pat8lanips pat8lanips

babinda, Queensland Australia

Re: Technology, good or bad?
Nuclear weapons bad, Fleshlight good.
Ocee102 Ocee102

unknown, Michigan USA

Re: Technology, good or bad?
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.
MikeD12

Broadstairs, Kent, England UK

Re: Technology, good or bad?
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.
GUZMAN1 GUZMAN1

BARCELONA, Cataluna Spain

Re: Technology, good or bad?


Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.


Arthur C. Clarke
jac_the_gripper jac_the_gripper

..., South Glamorgan, Wales UK

Re: Technology, good or bad?
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.
rizlared rizlared

Huangshan, Anhui, Anbei China

Re: Technology, good or bad?
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.


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
lifeisadream lifeisadream

Mexi Go, Mexico Mexico

Re: Technology, good or bad?
minnieme2: Technology, good or bad?!


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
GUZMAN1 GUZMAN1

BARCELONA, Cataluna Spain

Re: Technology, good or bad?
lifeisadream: Both.

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


Not a bad idea at all!



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.
Conrad73 Conrad73

Lonesome Town Zurich, Zrich Switzerland

Re: Technology, good or bad?
Its so good its BAD!

Or,Gooder,if you will!laugh
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