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Post Reply What thing did we invent that made humans look more stupid?
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I'm a listen to the 10 hour version
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Those electric wheel things to relocate you withouth doing anything, i think they are called hooverboard or something
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Bow ties.
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As much as people will dislike this, smartphones. People look like zombies tapping away on their phone. Many people have an obsession with it. If they are not near their phone at all times, they become panicked. We can find any information we want, yet we seem to retain less of that knowledge than learning it through other means. Confirmation and other biases occur way more often, causing our own information that we acquired to "feel" to be accurate, even if it is wrong. Everything moves so quickly that mob mentality prevails within minutes, instead of taking a minute to wait for the whole story to come out. We have become less thought provoking and more instant gratification.
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Yea this in my top ten most stupid.
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The internet, the best invention for this, with television coming second (for the stupid stuff that gets posted).
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stairmaster. headless guitar
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#BlackLivesMatter
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why did i see this same question on reddit today??
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Dunce cap.
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everything on the kids channels that is new (old episodes of stuff like spongebob is good)
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scye27 wrote:

As much as people will dislike this, smartphones. People look like zombies tapping away on their phone. Many people have an obsession with it. If they are not near their phone at all times, they become panicked. We can find any information we want, yet we seem to retain less of that knowledge than learning it through other means. Confirmation and other biases occur way more often, causing our own information that we acquired to "feel" to be accurate, even if it is wrong. Everything moves so quickly that mob mentality prevails within minutes, instead of taking a minute to wait for the whole story to come out. We have become less thought provoking and more instant gratification.


so true..Mob mentality is something which never affected me, funnily enough. I guess I'm simply "aware" of not being part of the herd.
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scye27 wrote:

As much as people will dislike this, smartphones. People look like zombies tapping away on their phone. Many people have an obsession with it. If they are not near their phone at all times, they become panicked. We can find any information we want, yet we seem to retain less of that knowledge than learning it through other means. Confirmation and other biases occur way more often, causing our own information that we acquired to "feel" to be accurate, even if it is wrong. Everything moves so quickly that mob mentality prevails within minutes, instead of taking a minute to wait for the whole story to come out. We have become less thought provoking and more instant gratification.


Aren't you maybe giving people a little too much credit by suggesting that we were more thought provoking before smartphones were invented? I fear that confirmation bias and mob mentality are merely intrinsic in human nature, and I highly doubt that smartphones have that much to do with it.
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Sagenaruto68 wrote:

What thing did we invent that made humans look more stupid? what we invent that makes us more stupid, that we shouldn't do it?


Not know, Ogg, WHAT we invent?
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Air guitar. Few things make a person look more stupid than playing air guitar.
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