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Post Reply Let's talk about the downsides of Technology
Posted 10/1/13 , edited 10/1/13
Down side?

Kids now a days are all about Ipods, Ipads, computers and shit
that they don't kno the fun of playing out in the streets ..
Man Hunt, Cop robbers, two hand touch street length football and actually chill at the park ..
90s baby 90s ..

Now kids are gunna get fat and die off of a blood clot
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Smartphones and facebook really. Granted I was forced to get involved with both myself, I use them very casually.

There is nothing more annoying than socialising with people who are glued to their phones. It's so incredibly rude.

Even on nights out at gigs and festivals I notice friends who have literally just been face down in their phone for the entire hour or so that the main band has been playing and missed everything only to say afterwards "they were great"... I really don't need a 5 minute status update from everybody I know.
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Yes Skynet..

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Me iPhone screen cracked. Nooooooooooo

Need to fix it by myself now again.. screw Apple and their "Ooooh.. yeah, we don't fix screens, we just swap your phone for $250"

and so much Facebook hate on CR, ohmagad. I ruv Facebook and all my fwiends on there <3
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People who are in love with their phones can kiss my ass. I've had so many students get in my face, ask a question, then immediately whip out their stupid phone and start fiddling with it. I used to get very upset and slap people's phones out of their hands, but I've calmed down in recent years. Now I just walk away and refuse to allow them to waste my time again.

On a personal level, the worst of the rude-phone-addicts, which plague my life, are women in their 20s. You ask them to put it away over dinner, and they'll make a pretense of being polite, but then they sit there and stare at you like you're a jerk. Despicable behavior.
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Posted 10/1/13

AshRandom wrote:

People who are in love with their phones can kiss my ass. I've had so many students get in my face, ask a question, then immediately whip out their stupid phone and start fiddling with it. I used to get very upset and slap people's phones out of their hands, but I've calmed down in recent years. Now I just walk away and refuse to allow them to waste my time again.

On a personal level, the worst of the rude-phone-addicts, which plague my life, are women in their 20s. You ask them to put it away over dinner, and they'll make a pretense of being polite, but then they sit there and stare at you like you're a jerk. Despicable behavior.


What lessons were you implementing, teach'?
What grade level were you teaching, if I may ask kindly?
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Loss of privacy is probably the worst aspect of modern technology, though everything is relative. It all depends on who you ask, I guess.
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onibrotonel wrote:


AshRandom wrote:

People who are in love with their phones can kiss my ass. I've had so many students get in my face, ask a question, then immediately whip out their stupid phone and start fiddling with it. I used to get very upset and slap people's phones out of their hands, but I've calmed down in recent years. Now I just walk away and refuse to allow them to waste my time again.

On a personal level, the worst of the rude-phone-addicts, which plague my life, are women in their 20s. You ask them to put it away over dinner, and they'll make a pretense of being polite, but then they sit there and stare at you like you're a jerk. Despicable behavior.


What lessons were you implementing, teach'?
What grade level were you teaching, if I may ask kindly?


Implementation of the better half of the hard sciences (chemistry, biology).

Grade level? The drunk grades, university students. And I wish I could say it was just the undergraduates who've acted like that, but they aren't alone.
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So the downside of technology is that it eliminates privacy, lets you look younger, and lets people be stupid.

.... Don't I feel silly.
How bout them cars that drive themselves, eh? Wave of the future. Get all the bad drivers off the road, reduce/eliminate traffic accidents, decrease transit time.
We do tech because tech does it better.
Medicine especially.
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Nobodyofimportance wrote:

So the downside of technology is that it eliminates privacy, lets you look younger, and lets people be stupid.

.... Don't I feel silly.
How bout them cars that drive themselves, eh? Wave of the future. Get all the bad drivers off the road, reduce/eliminate traffic accidents, decrease transit time.
We do tech because tech does it better.
Medicine especially.


I'm not sure if this line was serious or sarcasm... there is probably going to be an equal risk of self-driving cars hitting a pedestrian; heat sensors could always fail unless they have a backup or whatever.


As for medicine, there's definitely a downside to medicine; depends on which medicine we're talking about here. Obviously the normal ones that don't need prescriptions are OK, but things like antidepressant can actually cause suicidal thoughts, even though it's supposed to treat that one thing in the first place.

Antibiotics--the more we use antibiotics the stronger bacteria become... they're known as antibiotic resistant bacteria...


The reason I didn't list medicine in my original post was because if you don't take medicine you're going to end up dying anyway, might as well take it and deal with the cons.

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Posted 10/2/13
I'm pretty sure it's still rude to play with your phone during a conversation. I always make it a point to disregard my phone while eating with someone or something.
Posted 10/2/13
Nobody to flash to at night on the streets, they are all busy at home watching tv
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Technology overall has reduced the suffering of humanity, but increased the suffering of the rest of the living world. Think of factory farming and the abuses against animals.

Eventually, hopefully we get synthetic meat and dairy products and there'll be no more need for this.
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Posted 10/2/13
dnt like when internet is slow..
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Woah, cars that drive themselves will have to have a lower chance of hitting a pedestrian before they're on the market.
A self-driving car with a ton of sensors, gps info, and whatever else they put in, would have a faster reaction time than a person. Car to Car collisions would decrease. Your car can't get drunk. Your car won't be impaired by texting. Whether they make some centrally controlled traffic network, or leave every car as an autonomous entity, I don't see how a person could do better than a properly vetted machine.

and medicine. Ah, medicine.
Immortality pills
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WARNING Side effects may include:Temporary loss of hearing, nausea, sweaty palms, internal hemorrhaging, temporary loss of vision, and a feeling of falling.

Medicine is a good example of a field with extreme positives( Living longer, happier) and negatives(Pain, suffering, and death) related to their technology, so it was good to bring up.
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