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Old 05-22-2010, 08:33 PM
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50 years ago, if you had to go to the supermarket that was 15 minutes away from home, you went walking.
Now, if you had to go there, you'd pick the car.
50 years ago, if you had to write a story, design a building or a plane, make calculations; you had to rely on your abilities, and use paper and pencil; or a writing machine.
Now you've got a PC with CAD, Gimp and Microsoft Office that does the pertinent corrections automatically; so you can relax more (and get your skills more atrophied)
50 years ago, kids had fun with wooden toys and tabletop games for hours. Or went to the outside, climbed trees, or played five-stones or hopscotch.
Now you can play Wii, PS3, XBox 360,... but going out is too dangerous. Better stay home.
50 years ago, if you were bored you could always read a book, or get to know people in your local sports club or somewhere else.
Now if you are bored you need a TV, video games or a PC to entertain yourself. If not, life is pointless.


Of course technology is good if it makes our lives easier, but isn't it making them too easy already? Do we really need all this to be happy?
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Old 05-22-2010, 08:35 PM
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And 50 years ago, there were those who wished for 50 years before that. Its the way the world cycles.
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Old 05-22-2010, 08:36 PM
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And 50 years ago, there were those who wished for 50 years before that. Its the way the world cycles.
Well let's just keep it going, it's part of our nature.

Damn, you're quick BTW.
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Old 05-22-2010, 08:38 PM
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Luck of the draw. I refreshed ToS at just the right time.
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:43 PM
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well i think we are waaay to tech dependant, you love the outside more than ever after avatar
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:46 PM
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Ahem. 50 years ago is *my* department!
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:56 PM
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Yeah technology really does influence our lives, a lot... a lot. If a Coronal Mass Ejection (Solar flare) were to hit Earth and wipe out virtually all technology on the planet, we'd be doomed. Not because of solar radiation or anything, but because humanity as built their lives to cater for technology for the past 20 years and with it suddenly gone, would completely upset the system. Basically everybody would go ape s*** because they wouldnt be able to check their facebook.

I believe that having technology and developing it is a good thing but we need to be less dependant on it. Right now, in terms of technology, we have no "back-up".
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Old 05-23-2010, 12:09 AM
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quote from dad: "we are devoloping tech faster than our minds can adopt"
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quote from dad: "we are devoloping tech faster than our minds can adopt"
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An unbelievably powerful explosion launched the expansion of the universe some 15 billion years ago...

The big bang laid the foundations for the 1st atoms, the 1st elements, the 1st organisms, the 1st life. The foundation of the world...

Our world went on to develop gradually in the years that followed. It progressed from the evolution of organisms to the evolution of life and indeed human kind...

As the human race developed, people discovered the world, the continents, divided them into countries, states, cities, streets. They created infrastructures, energy sources, industries and of course a wide range of technology...

These developments succeeded each other at an even faster pace year after year. Technology began to evolve more aggressively than people could handle physically, but above all mentally. This evolution has created a world in which people are growing apart rather than coming together. This path does not lead us to the true meaning of our existence, so we have to traverse the force and make our way back to the essence of life...

There is only one way to discover the essence of our lives, to gather knowledge about the core elements that make life possible. That’s why it is imperative to learn about the existence and the function of the elements. These components are better known as the elements of life...

A living being that is the direct proof of the cohesion of the elements will be our guide along the elements. He will ensure a three dimensional experience by using a specialized form of communication that he has evolved himself…

MUSIC

Get ready for a trip through the indefinable places and secrets that his world has in store for us…

Here is Tiesto

Tiesto speaks to me

Tiesto says the same thing!!

Wise words and makes a lot of sense.
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And 50 years ago, there were those who wished for 50 years before that. Its the way the world cycles.
This.
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:42 PM
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Yeah, tech-dependence is really pathetic. We're a soft species, wades of cookie dough. All this easy living has made us fat, lazy, and stupid. But hey, I guess that's progress. :nrolleyes:

I did a post about this on AF.
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