We often talk about how technology makes life more complicated- how do you keep things simple, or how to do you use technology (gadgets, software, tools, applications) to make your life even simpler?
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this is ironic, because while technology can simplify your life, it can also complicate your life too. It all depends upon how you use it.
Most people who are serious about simplifying their lifestyle eschew technology. Thoreau wrote “I went out to the country so I could examine the simple things in life.” There is certainly something to be said for retreating to a quiet place, turning off the cell phone, and unplugging from the busyness of modern life. But does technology really have to control us or can we control technology? For instance, I’m not sure I would want to abandon my washing machine so I could wash clothes by hand! (For those who are wondering, I do actually wash clothes by hand on occasion.)
Perhaps in careful measure we can use technology to simplify our lives
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Wow Simone-- This is a tough subject for me. You (and Flora) make a super point when saying that technology can seem to make life easier, and for my generation (and older) it can also be our nemesis of sorts. I like this challenging topic, thanks! It seems I may just learn a few really cool Tech savvy things...
Look forward to reading all the cool hubs to come here.
I hope you have fun with it! I figured it'd be fun to have a sort of double-challenge with this week's theme- finding ways to make life simpler AND writing something good! Hehee!
Yes i definitely agree that technology is very useful to mankind however if it is use inappropriately it will bring great disadvantages.
Technology is so great for so many reasons. I have seen it change so much in my lifetime and I'm not very old. However, I do have friends and family members who are addicted to the internet and video games. It is sad. It is one of those things that is a blessing and a curse.
Technology is definitely changing with each generation, i can remember when i was a kid there wasn't all the computers and stuff and we actually got out and so called played, whereas kids today are on all the computers and stuff and tend to be lacking in physical exercise as are we adults.
Great topic and a timely one. Here's my 2 cents...
http://mrsmenagerie.hubpages.com/hub/Wh … Phone-Apps
A "find my niece" app may well be worth it? I enjoyed your hub plenty. Easy to get to links, and a super good story!
Thanks for breaking the ice on the subject, Mrs. M. I've got my thinking cap on...in case anyone smells something burning.
Hahaa- this is fantastic! Those find my phone apps can be quite useful indeed! And LOL@ find my niece apps
New Technology can rattle the nerves of an older generation. This is my take on the topic...
Fabulous Hub- and great title too! I'll have to share this with a bunch of people I know can benefit from your shared process and insights. Thanks for writing this!
Any ideas for this topic? I love writing about technology, but I'm afraid I'm at a loss in this one.
New technology built into homes
New technology for parking cars
New technology managing infant safety
New technology for eldercare
New technology of food production
New technology in home appliances
Hope these help?
I have this in my car, but despite getting a CD and manual chapter about it, I still after one year do not understand how to use it...
I've heard about these cars that park themselves. VEry expensive, but you would avoid fender benders and no more parallel parking issues.
Thanks for sharing those ideas, K9keystrokes!
One could also write about...
Managing social media accounts
Useful sites for tracking finances, chores, etc...
Useful smartphone apps
Keeping in touch with old friends via social networks
Tech that helps you save energy
Tech that helps you live a healthier life
The best gadgets for staying organized
The best multitasking gadgets (to reduce clutter and simplify one's tools)
Helpful group project apps, sites, and tools
How to use group calendars (e.g. Google Calendar)
How to use tech to plan parties and group events (e.g. using Evite, Facebook events...)
Tech can be used in pretty much any facet of life... both to complicate it (so you could write guides on avoiding that) and to make it simpler (so you could write guides on doing so).
Can I ask a very quick question, Simone/anyone please? Is a Hubber restricted to only one Hub per week on the topic? I have been pondering two potential ideas for the past couple of days and know that if I don't make a decision soon, I'll end up building neither. Just wondering if I could go with both...???
Oh, definitely not! Write as many Weekly Topic Inspiration Hubs as you please! I would love to read BOTH Hubs!!
Gordon, the more the better! It is always great to add high quality hubs to the weekly topic, and yours will be VERY welcome! I can't wait to read your stuff my friend.
Thanks, SImone and K9. Unfortunately, I've been offline for a day and a bit due to an ISP fault in my geographical area. Frustrating to say the least but hope to still get at the very least one Hub published on this theme.
Sorry if we have switched to Chinese while I was out-- I am not much of a gadget person , but really like a computer gadget that seems to help me a lot.
After searching HubPages, it seems that a couple of hubs have been written about it, and a few more mention it.
Should I try anyway?
I have only six email accounts to manage right now - think I'll take a shot at that one.
Is it okay to post a hub written a couple of weeks ago? I will have to think of another, but right now am still very enthralled with Skype and I published a hub about that Would it be okay to post it. Guess I kind of already did...sorry! Let me know!
It might give us some inspiration- do share it with us!
Okay! This is about how Skype has helped us to keep connected with my son who is in the U.S. Marines during his deployments overseas. He most recently "skyped" us from an internet cafe in Greece. It takes two seconds to connect and we talk for free......check it out here:
http://prektjr-dc.hubpages.com/hub/Usin … -Our-World
It has made my life so much easier!!
Nice hub. What a great way to keep in touch with your overseas family! New Technology is surely reducing the distance between loved ones.
This is an awesome Hub- an excellent example of how technology really has made life easier. You present a great argument, comparing communication with family overseas now to Vietnam and WWII. Keeping in touch really is profoundly easier
If just published my thoughts on this topic. I've taken a different angle than anyone else so far and have written a poem about how technology makes life simpler:
http://florabreenrobison.hubpages.com/h … ife-Easier
What a fun poem! And you're sinister, eh? Left-handers ROCK!!
This was a "grinner" for sure! Very cute. Thanks for the unique twist to the topic.
Here is my hub on how assistive technology can help students who have disabilities. Even though some assistive technology is complex, it makes these student's lives much easier.
http://carijean.hubpages.com/hub/How-As … sabilities
Cari, this is a VERY helpful hub. So many cool gadgets for assisting disabled students these days. I think it's cool that you offer some financial options for acquiring assistive devices. Good stuff!
I second that! This is great!!! Assistive technology is fantastic, and a great example of how something VERY complex can make life easier.
Also, I mentioned an article in my comment- how one kind got a car company to sponsor his prothetic hand- it's pretty cool!
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ … James.html
Hi all. I decided to do something different. I don't now what to call it but it involves the past, present and the future. Maybe like three ghosts of Christmas?
http://cardisa.hubpages.com/hub/Pursuit … Technology
Awesome Cardisa! So much cool information from past and current times. Couldn't stop reading this hub.
Yeah! I love the context and perspective this Hub offers
Hi, this is my contribution. as usual I go off on a tangent so to speak! I have asked the question, is our modern mind advanced enough for all the fast moving technology?
http://nell-rose.hubpages.com/_3irgbjxg … Human-Mind
Fascinating Nell. A truly artfully presented hub. I like that you have so much to say about the mix of history and current thinking. You pose some chilling concepts to say the least. Great job!
Thanks K9, I mixed up my two favourite things, technology and archaeology! lol can't get more different than that, now If I lived back in ancient Egypt with a laptop computer, I would be so happy! lol
It is a very important question to ask, and I think many more folks are asking it! It's a fabulous Hub you've put together. Technology + archaeology = FUN!!
I do not use Apple Iphone Seies , and blackberry . My cell phone just just a phone call anyone , even no message .
A couple of people have written in the question section possible subjects for this week-or another week's-weekly topic inspiration. Not sure when the choice will be made, but I think we are all waiting with baited breath.
Well then, here it is! http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/80929#post1744418
This week's new topic is disaster preparedness. It was suggested by Dave Powell, and it's a great topic to write on! I hope y'all join in on the fun!
looks like I missed last one but I will keep the hub anyway :
http://mtsi1098.hubpages.com/hub/adword … Technology
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