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Weekly Topic Inspiration: Automation (& How it has Changed Our Lives)

  1. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    Last week, I heard from Denise Handlon, who shared an excellent Weekly Topic Inspiration idea. In her message to me, Denise shared how inspiration struck:

    “I was standing at baggage claim Monday afternoon, following my visit to see family in Michigan, including Cara-cardelean. My thoughts began to wander back in the 'good old days' when there were no conveyer belts to bring in the baggage. That sparked an idea for a Weekly Topic: Automation and how it has changed our lives in a personal way, either pro or con. For instance, the ease of the conveyer belt helping to move things for faster productivity.’

    Isn’t this a cool idea? This week, I strongly encourage you to join us in sharing how automation has changed modern life (for better and for worse).

    If you’re not sure which sort of automation to write about, here are some search-friendly titles to work with:
    A History of the Office Automation System
    How an Automation System Works
    The Impact of Automated Packaging Systems
    How Automated Systems Have Changed Our Lives
    How Office Automation Systems Transformed the Working World
    Home Automation 101
    The Future of the Automated Home
    How Home Automation Software Works
    How Software Automation Works
    Famous Industrial Automation Companies
    How a Building Automation System Works
    The Impact of Building Automation Systems
    Major Automation Testing Tools

    If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:

    1)    Stop by this week's Weekly Topic Inspiration Question.
    2)    Click the green button "answer this question".
    3)    Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
    4)    Give your Hub a very specific title, like Easy Summer Gardening Projects for Kids or Challenging Summer Activities for Teens
    5)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
    6)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.

    1. AlanRimmer profile image74
      AlanRimmerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I love the idea behind this topic so I thought I'd give it a try. I've taken a look at Home Automation and what difference it makes to life compared to 33 years ago (hub explains why 33yrs). You can find it here:
      http://alanrimmer.hubpages.com/hub/Home … Smart-Home
      Thanks for the inspiration - and all the butterflies.

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I like the way you've addressed the subject, AlanRimmer! This is an interesting and well laid-out Hub.

        1. AlanRimmer profile image74
          AlanRimmerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks Simone, always nice to get poitive feedback. Really interesting to read the different ideas around the subject. Looking forward to reading more.

          1. Denise Handlon profile image89
            Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Excellent and interesting.  smile Rated up!

    2. Jen Johnson profile image61
      Jen Johnsonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      What a great thing to ponder! I consider myself extremely happy in regards to technological advancements, even though I can't afford to get all of the gadgets I want quite yet....

      Here is my take on automation, technology, and how it helps us every day:

      http://jenjohnson.hubpages.com/t/321a38

      1. Denise Handlon profile image89
        Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Cool!  Loved your list.

    3. EuroCafeAuLait profile image92
      EuroCafeAuLaitposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Here is my take on the subject of automation...How Automated Systems Effect Our Daily Lives:

      http://eurocafeaulait.hubpages.com/hub/ … aily-Lives

      1. Denise Handlon profile image89
        Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Nice job with the added touch of the video!  Cool!

  2. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago

    Hi Simone.  What a wild surprise to have part of my message to you posted here! hahaha.  Thanks for using the idea and I am hoping to get my hub out early this week!  smile

    1. mts1098 profile image82
      mts1098posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      great idea...so many thoughts are running through my head I will have to see which one lands on a hub smile

      1. Denise Handlon profile image89
        Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Cool!    I'm glad you've been 'enticed'   OPA !  (was that said in the right context?)  smile

        1. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Hehee!

  3. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image95
    Glimmer Twin Fanposted 4 years ago

    Are we permitted to post a link to a hub that has already been published?  Also, does someone review the hubs to make sure they fit with the topic appropriately?  One of my first hubs may fit the bill, but I don't want to put a link if I shouldn't.  Thanks very much.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Glimmer...sorry, the links here, if I recall accurately, are for new hubs written about the topic.  HOWEVER, you may certainly link your previous hub to your new hub about this topic. So, maybe take a new approach to one of the other topics listed.

      Love your avatar photo BTW   smile

      1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image95
        Glimmer Twin Fanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Denise!  Edited this after I posted because I had my coffee and noticed your avatar!  :-)  Very nice.  I wonder how many hubbers have butterfiles?

        1. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          All the COOL Hubbers have butterflies! And Denise is right about the links, though because our topic is quite broad this week, I don't think you'll need to worry about it fitting in or not. wink

          1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image92
            Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Okay, I am going to change my avatar/photo to a butterfly.  I want to be cool, too!

            1. Denise Handlon profile image89
              Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              lol   You don't have to have a butterfly as your avatar to be cool, Marcy, you're already cool   !  smile

  4. urmilashukla23 profile image81
    urmilashukla23posted 4 years ago

    Hey, I want to be cool too. Changing my Avatar to Butterfly to get noticed. Haha.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      lol  I see you in those cool shades!  lol

  5. RedElf profile image84
    RedElfposted 4 years ago

    What a cool topic - I haven't played for a while, so I'll try one this week!

    From Sci-Fi to Wi-Fi: How has automation changed our world?

    Sorry, I don't have a butterfly icon - but I have some nice pictures of some for my next hub cool

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, you are so funny! RedElf  hee hee.   I'm glad you posted your hub.  I haven't had an opportunity to do mine yet.  sad

      1. RedElf profile image84
        RedElfposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I am looking forward to reading it, Denise! big_smile

    2. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I absolutely love this, RedElf! What a cool overview!

      1. RedElf profile image84
        RedElfposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks so much Simone! It was great fun to write.

  6. CloudExplorer profile image81
    CloudExplorerposted 4 years ago

    I love this hub inspiration idea Simone, I will conjure up my best effort ever on this one, thanks for the cool idea! and words of inspiration.

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Fantastic! Can't wait to see the result!

    2. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      smile

  7. RedElf profile image84
    RedElfposted 4 years ago

    Here's my second for this topic - try the quiz... It's kinda silly,but fun

    Technology: A love-hate relationship? Pet peeves about automation

    Off to read Alan's hub!

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Wow- two WTI Hubs! You rock, Enelle! Hehee, I love the fun quiz at the end.

      1. RedElf profile image84
        RedElfposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, Simone! it was fun to write, too. Looks like there are a lot of "pet peeves" out there.
        RedElf/Elle.

    2. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I'll say she rocks!  Who would have thunked it, hee hee.  This Automation subject really motivated her, didn't it!  lol

      1. RedElf profile image84
        RedElfposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Denise cool

  8. ITcoach profile image59
    ITcoachposted 4 years ago

    Off course Automation has changed the simplicity of life too as well as it brought too much facilities and comfort to life. Denise shared quite realistic one. It's the same that is happening to us all in life.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      smile

    2. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I had forgotten that the roots of automation went back so far (e.g. with the steam engine in 1765). Cool Hub!

  9. CyberShelley profile image89
    CyberShelleyposted 4 years ago

    Hi Simone,  Interesting to see how far we have come.  Here is my hub on this weeks inspiration, Automation

    http://cybershelley.hubpages.com/hub/AU … -LIFE?done

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      Jade0215posted 4 years ago

      I've never thought about it until I started writing but while technology has created so much for us at the same time it's becoming our downfall. Here's what I've written on automation:

      http://jade0215.hubpages.com/hub/The-Use-of-Automation

      1. Denise Handlon profile image89
        Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Enjoyed the hub, Jade.  Thanks for sharing  smile

      2. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Whoah, JC Penny is going to have automated self-checkouts? Huh! Thanks for the Hub- I learned something new from it smile

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          Jade0215posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Yes they are. I went there two days ago and they're already tearing up the store in preparation for them. Thanks for reading Simone!

    2. Recently Awakened profile image60
      Recently Awakenedposted 4 years ago

      This is my first time writing a hub on the weekly inspiration. It is also my 30th hub in less than 30 (29) days. Celebrations, yay! Anyway, I thought I would give it a go so I wrote about home automation and security systems. Here it is:

      http://recentlyawakened.hubpages.com/hu … -Your-Life

      1. Denise Handlon profile image89
        Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Good points in your hub, RA  smile   CONGRATULATIONS on meeting your goal.

      2. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Congratulations, Recently Awakened!

    3. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years ago

      This is my first attempt at the Weekly topic inspiration. Critiques are welcome.

      The Future of the Automated Home - It's Not What It Used to Be

      1. Denise Handlon profile image89
        Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Loved the hub-thanks for participating-you did great  smile

      2. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        A fantastic first attempt, Sherry Hewins! I think we can change the status of "attempt" to "success." Your formatting is lovely and the architects you've mentioned are super cool.

    4. Rosyel Sawali profile image19
      Rosyel Sawaliposted 4 years ago

      Here's my first attempt at Weekly Topic Inspiration. Just thought I'd share my experience on how much times have changed. ^_^ Thanks for reading!

      http://rosyelsawali.hubpages.com/hub/Ge … ed-My-Life

      1. Denise Handlon profile image89
        Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Nice work, Rosyel.  smile

      2. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Hurray! Welcome to WTI!

    5. LaMamaLoli profile image70
      LaMamaLoliposted 4 years ago

      silly question probably, but i have looked and can't find the answer. What's the deadline for the weekly topic? ie does it have to be submitted by Friday? Am a bit confused. Thanks

      1. EuroCafeAuLait profile image92
        EuroCafeAuLaitposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Lamamaloli,
        I think if's from Monday through Sunday.  You still have a few hours left.  Someone correct me if I'm wrong...

        Meanwhile, I forgot to share my own contribution to the topic.  It's How Automated Systems Effect Our Daily Lives:

        http://eurocafeaulait.hubpages.com/hub/ … aily-Lives

        1. LaMamaLoli profile image70
          LaMamaLoliposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          thanks! might wait for the next topic then...

          1. Denise Handlon profile image89
            Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            No..actually the topic ends on the following Monday at  12 noon PST I believe.  So, if you are on the east coast you may still have some time.  smile  Hope you get one in.

        2. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          No need to worry all that much about deadlines- the important thing is that you join in on the fun!
          Awesome Hub, EuroCafeAuLait. I'm glad you made a WTI contribution this week!

    6. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago

      I think my hub is going to be the last one posted...   sad    Better late than never, though.  It's been a very interesting research for this topic for me.  My topic is Conveyor Belts and how we use them in our lives.

      http://denisehandlon.hubpages.com/hub/A … Lives?done

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Hehee, not quite! This Hub rocks- I didn't know that conveyer belts went back so far! Love all the fun facts you've included in the overview.

    7. flyingvet profile image81
      flyingvetposted 4 years ago

      Just in time, I hope. Thank goodness UK time is ahead of you guys in the US! I'd forgotten I really enjoyed writing the few hubs I've managed so far - going to use the Weekly Topic for more motivation from now on...

      http://flyingvet.hubpages.com/hub/Autom … -the-pilot

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Just in time indeed- and I'm so glad you joined in on this week's topic! This is an awesome Hub- so much interesting info!

    8. LaMamaLoli profile image70
      LaMamaLoliposted 4 years ago

      Ok so when is the new topic being posted? Not that  I'm impatient or anything!!

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Soon! I'm getting it together right now.

        1. EuroCafeAuLait profile image92
          EuroCafeAuLaitposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Heh heh... I am watching and waiting for it, too... LOL...

    9. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

      Hey everyone! The new thread is up... and has a super exciting URL! http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/101010

      (Hey, it's the little things, right?)

      Anyhow, our topic this week is, in fact, about little thing- useful kitchen tools and gadgets! I hope you'll join in. big_smile

      1. Denise Handlon profile image89
        Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Sounds fun...smile

     
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