do you ever get angry at people who say “technology is bad” cause you know they don’t need it.
I think most people don’t think about it this way. When most people go “UGHGUHG, TECHNOLOGY”, they mean technology more for entertainment purposes, like laptops and smart phones.
I mean yeah, gosh, technology is so awful. We should go back to the good old days where we had to salt and spice our meats instead of using these new-fangled refrigerators. Or we should get our fingers mashed in mangles like our great-grandparents did instead of using a drier for our clothes.
Technology is for things greater than entertainment and communication (and entertainment and communication in themselves AREN’T BAD THINGS, but that’s another discussion entirely). One of the coolest things about humanity is our ability to adapt and use tools to better suit us, and the ability to improve on those tools.
I get really annoyed with people who poo-poo technology and live in this sense of nostalgia just because technology makes things different now and they don’t like it. The majority of we do with technology is for the sake of making processes more efficient and for improving our overall quality of life. We’re “lazy” with certain tasks now because time and technology have rendered them obsolete, and we don’t need them anymore.
You know what they did in the good ol’ days? They amputated your limbs if you had an infection.
my classroom was in a technology exposition where we were shown many ways to improve our homes (they were hella expensive tho so we will never get them cause we’re all poor haha) with things like automatic windows and locks and one of my friends said that “technology is making us lazy” and i turned around and told him “do you know how much this helps disabled people like wOAH their life is way easier like this imagine” and he just said “oh. oh you’re right.”