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Progress and the 21st Century
October 1, 2015

Joined: May 8, 2014
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Progress and the 21st Century

October 1, 2015

Modern technology has done for me as you can see from my original post on this century I fecked up ,But it worked out to my argument on gadgets/tech toys/etc, my original post compared our days of youth either equipment or life in general. I just finished a stint looking after my grandchildren and was amazed at their activities or lack of them ,for example I / we played out after school and at weekend I'd go missing doing outside activities. Traveling by public transport people seem to have hearing problems ,earphones etc hanging out their ears ,then take a phone call and tell everyone on the bus/tram what they're going to do/eat etc ,noisy gits . The prognosis doesn't look good for our future generations, okay they can use their thumbs in ways I can't and they have all this modern goby gook technology, but from my view I see overweight and deaf kids taking us into the rest of this century, and to get people to communicate face to face just to say " good morning " or whatever , yes modern tech toys are great aids to living your life .......oh shite my battery is requiring charging byyeeeee!!!!!

October 1, 2015

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Progress and the 21st Century

October 1, 2015

We will become a nation of fat, short sighted, freckled ginger kids who always drop their ice cream on the floor, who dribble and squint, kids who dogs  cock their legs against and who always have half their lunch on their shirt fronts and a snotty nose. Ten million apologies if that description resembles anyone's youth who is reading this, you have had enough to contend with!!

October 1, 2015

Joined: May 14, 2014
Posts: 977
Progress and the 21st Century

October 1, 2015

The big problem looming over the horizon is the fact that, given all these electronic gadgets invading the young peoples lives  is that as you both say, they become used to having headphones, mics, smartphones, electronic tablets, mini cameras, and all things new on the web or the high street, BUT no human other than themselves anywhere near them, thus become reclusive loners, since they no longer need to get out of bed to speak to the world 24/7, without ANY human physical contact, i.e. having friends/ relatives, or strangers on site. They will, if they continue this self inflicted reclusiveness, lose the ability to inter-act face to face in physical conversational terms, with others. I can not see this trend of reclusiveness being reversed, it seems too ingrained in their young minds, where they do not know how to break the chains they have wrapped around themselves. Humans NEED social activities between them and others, with them actually meeting socially. If it continues, and the only inter-personal conversations are over mobile phones and/or E-mail, the real pleasures in life will disappear over the years, and the world's population will become exactly like the electronic gadgets they use. Taken to extremes, the world's population may just as well be none human robots. Not for me.... as we have done for centuries humans need real contact, person to person, not use electronics solely. Remoteness and boredom WILL in the end suddenly smack them on the cheek, and they will realise this is not really what they need, but it may be too late for them to revert to life as it was only 10 years ago. I worked in a totally electronic situation, where I was the only human in a computer room, working on these machines, to ensure that the machines did not fall over and need repairs. This could happen to future generations of the human race, if they keep on this isolation they are heading for, with no real interaction between real live people. People NEED other people, not just electronic interaction. As the Scot in Dad's Army often said, "We are all doomed, doomed, I tell Ye" Here endeth the lesson....

October 28, 2015

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 1201
Progress and the 21st Century

October 28, 2015

I did the original post on the modern media and the short comings that is/are effectively turning anyone under a certain age into clones of the phones , over here in Ireland we have the young wifey pushing her latest offspring in the "buggy" across the road while engaged in txt/conversation oblivious to traffic conditions. Then you get on the bus and heads down headsets on fiddling with the device , and I noticed that in the great city of Manchester too, what was a surprise to me was these same traights are the other side of the Atlantic yes when you use public transport in LasVegas of all places with all the attractions on offer outside the bus's  windows ,but this time it's in Spanish , the tourists are glued to going on outside. Here's a hyperthetical question in horror movies or big budget disaster flics when something disastrous happens to the earth and we are nearly wiped out as a race of beings "will these media toting youngsters save the earth " ????? Have we a superman/woman coming to our aid or just a generation of media zombies????  Yes communication is great nowadays,even sitting on the loo you can talk to the world, but it's also turning people into as David said  "cretins" who can't have interaction with another human unless on the phone !!!


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