I don't understand, lazy in terms of not going out and doing stuff? I don't think it is, it is a question of choice.
When there was no modern tech, there wasn't really any choice, we had to get up and go to have things done:
- cars were not easily affordable, then you had to cycle or take buses, did we want to? not reall, we had no choice.
- we had to write letters, get out and post it, only choice available. Now, email, instant messenger, printing stamps online, pop the mail in the box by your car :)
- then credit was not easily available, we had to work and save to get stuff, so we treasured stuff more and just didn't jump on any bandwagon.
Anywho, the point of my rambling is, these physical activities were seen as an issue, hence, solutions have to be invented. If the solution was not appreciated, the inventions would not have been successful.
As for what is making us lazy, it is ultimately us otherwise, the best selling items day in day out will not be items with adverts that say:
"lose weight fast now...I shed 10pounds in 5days, you can too!" ...wow
"make $7777 every month online, I'm doing it!" ...uh huh
"The lottoball for this week is £17million!" ... 17million people put in £1 each! :O
We just don't want to work hard if we have the option not to, whether it is modern technology or old technology, we want the easy way out. Being a couch potato is just one of many ways that we are.
Even people with gyms in their living room, beside the tv don't use it, how modern tech can you get? There are always TV shows and work out tapes, how many of us use them? yea, that's what I thought :-P
I could go on and on but you get my drift I hope...we gotta start being independent and stop jumping on every bandwagon and getting an app for everything, seriously.
Or how about the lazy habit of taking every supplimentary health vitamin pills no matter how expensive, the hard way will be to just peel an orange, or eat an apple...don't get me started!