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Have we become too dependent upon technology?

  1. Jacqueline4390 profile image85
    Jacqueline4390posted 3 years ago

    Have we become too dependent upon technology?

    I just purchased an Embroidery Machine for home use. I can remember when my older relatives used to do this by hand. Now, I can push a couple of buttons and the machine does it for me while I work on another project. I could do it by hand but because of my arthritis it would take much longer. Does physical limitations justify our dependency? What about those that don't have such limitations?

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  2. Snøwman profile image59
    Snøwmanposted 3 years ago

    Well we almost got sent back to the stone age in 2012 by a solar flare. Now what's ever scarier than that is that same effect can be man made with an EMP. That's how fragile technology is.

    1. Jacqueline4390 profile image85
      Jacqueline4390posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      And if your house is secured electronically and there is a power failure, just think about the implications!

  3. firstcookbooklady profile image86
    firstcookbookladyposted 3 years ago

    Have we become too dependent upon technology?

    I will bet the answer is yes. I was thinking about this the other day, when my camera all of a sudden flashed a picture of an empty battery at me and then, shut off.

    Think of the impact if battery companies all of a sudden no longer produced mini power sources like we take for granted now.

    1. tsmog profile image82
      tsmogposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I had that happen the other day & I knew there were not any in the drawer. I just glanced about & in arms reach were several items I could grab batteries from to get the pictures I wished of the birdbath. Even the sprinkler timer has AA batte

  4. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 3 years ago

    Yes indeed, i still do not own a sewing machine or a cake mixer. Still sewing manually by hand and beating batter manually too

    1. Jacqueline4390 profile image85
      Jacqueline4390posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      WOW, I am impressed!

  5. easylearningweb profile image90
    easylearningwebposted 3 years ago

    Yes, I have to admit, you have brought up a good point. Not only do our Keurig machines make us coffee and tea, but Spotify and Slacker radio have replaced our manual radios and record players, speech recognition has replaced our typing, and texting has replaced our phone conversations. We talk to our phones to ask questions instead of asking people.

    It's a strange and interesting reality I think. However, Technology has brought us things that would never be possible before like finding old friends on facebook, and networking with 100's of people on Linkedin, and of course Hubpages! I wax just thinking about the community of friends I have online.

    So, yes, it's a techie world but one with endless possibilities. I did not realize there was an embroidery machine. Pretty amazing! ;-)

    1. Jacqueline4390 profile image85
      Jacqueline4390posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I like your answer! Yes, gone are the days of "manual labor" so to speak. If you got the savvy and the money ... life can be pretty easy in that regard. And ... I am so loving my embroidery machine. It's great fun and challenging work!

    2. easylearningweb profile image90
      easylearningwebposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      My mother used to do embroidery by hand in Italy when she was young.

      BTW, hats off to you for all the books you have published. I tried to connect to you on Linkedin but it would not let me. My dream is book publishing! I'll take any advice!

    3. Jacqueline4390 profile image85
      Jacqueline4390posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Amelia, try using my linkedin icon in the profile ... I would be happy to connect with you! My advice is to write ... write ... write and more writing about anything. The more you write the better you will be at it. You can do it!

    4. easylearningweb profile image90
      easylearningwebposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Jacqueline, That's great advice to write, write, write. It told me I had to upgrade my Linkedin account when I clicked on your icon, but I searched for you on Linkedin and sent you an invite.  Thanks!

 
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