Going Nutz With Technology

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    Dec 09, 2009 1:16 PM GMT
    I sometimes stop to think about how many complex tasks modern humans have learned to do, indeed must do on a regular basis, in order to function in a hi-tech world. I'm referring to things like operating a computer, or interfacing with all the other electronic devices and mechanical things that surround us. Here are some from my own quick list, perhaps you can add some more:

    - microwave
    - stereo
    - bedside alarm clock/radio
    - TV/cable/satellite remote
    - digital wristwatches
    - cell phones & smartphones
    - washer & dryer
    - coffee maker
    - computer
    - computer printer/scanner
    - office copier
    - office phone with forwarding & message features
    - fax
    - bank ATM
    - check-out register card swipe
    - car dashboard controls, including music
    - GPS
    - secure entry keypad
    - computerized sewing machine (yeah, we have one)
    - digital wall thermostat with timer functions
    - camcorder
    - digital camera
    - iPod or MP3 player
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    Dec 09, 2009 6:41 PM GMT
    - Cars

    I'm a little peeved about how much technology is used to isolate the driver from the rest of the car. Driving has become such a thoughtless/effortless task in modern cars, to the point where people get bored and start doing other things while driving.. texting, talking on the cell phone, watching movies, and so on. icon_confused.gif
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    Dec 09, 2009 6:59 PM GMT
    Some of the features on my cell phone.icon_confused.gif
  • ATLANTIS7

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    Dec 09, 2009 7:11 PM GMT
    Vibrator?
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    Dec 09, 2009 7:13 PM GMT
    - death ray gun
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    Dec 10, 2009 4:13 AM GMT
    More for my list:

    - kitchen range with digital controls
    - electronic piano (the traditional keyboard is easy, but not the digital settings)
    - remote outdoor thermometer with indoor info panel
    - dozens of different computer software program procedures

    Now that I see this list and my previous above, I really am impressed how much we can understand & remember, that combined requires literally hundreds of pages in dozens of instruction manuals. There'll be a quiz at the end of this thread. LOL!
  • jrs1

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    Dec 10, 2009 4:47 AM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidGoing Nutz With Technology


    ... tell me about it. I'm goin' to Maine:

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    Dec 12, 2009 6:56 AM GMT
    xrichx said- Cars

    I'm a little peeved about how much technology is used to isolate the driver from the rest of the car. Driving has become such a thoughtless/effortless task in modern cars, to the point where people get bored and start doing other things while driving.. texting, talking on the cell phone, watching movies, and so on. icon_confused.gif


    Not only cars other means of transportation are slowly detaching the human away from the device also (I work on aircraft). Sure there still manual controls but soon it will come to you imputing a destination on a keypad and the car/plane/boat does the rest.

    Going back to the original thread, it's kinda sad how much we depend on machines now. Do you think if we relied less on computers for things we might be happier overall??