Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Has modern electronics made our life easier?

These days you wonder how you can get along without your cell phone, laptop and internet service along with your 200 channels of cable TV. Aside from the TV these items i think were intended to make life easier and save time. by not having to stay home to wait for an important call, you can go out and keep other appointments, shopping or what ever else your normal day entails. But it seems that the more gadgets we get to help us we still don’t seem to have time to do everything we need to do. When i was a kid we had 3 tv channels a transistor radio and we had to make our own games to play outside. But as life progressed and got more hectic new electronic devices came out to make life easier like the electric typewriter. Society still demanded that we become faster and more efficient in our daily lives, so the more gadgets we get the more demands are put on us to become multi-taskers. it kind of reminds me of when you have a 2 car garage and its not big enough for all your stuff so you build a bigger garage and what happens, you put more stuff in and it is no longer big enough there will never be a big enough garage and we will never have enough time to do all the things we need to do. So set your DVR and watch your prime time shows a 3 o'clock in the morning, program your coffee pot so it will be ready when you get up and don’t forget to stop for gas on the way to work, you know just swipe your card, pump and go. If life gets any easier I’m going to have to watch my TV shows while I’m driving.

1 comment:

  1. I think the point is that with machines doing a lot of the work we used to do, we can now do things we didn't have time to do before further advancing our technology and our creating new ways to increase quality of life. I think that has been the goal ever since the first domesticated animals, and by that I mean when humans stopped being nomadic, and started growing their own food. leaving more time to create art and and interesting architecture.