Anyone ever just stop to think about where we collectively stand with technology?

Discussion in 'General' started by toast1985, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. toast1985

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    Relative to 5,10,50,100 years ago? Quite frankly we take a lot of things for granted, understandably so. But our expectations for technology has expanded somuch, and now at such a rapid pace. Honestly the advent of a lot of technological advancements are so ubiquitous that we just accept it as the norm, and goabout our business. But how exactly does this impact us from a social, or psychological standpoint?

    I think this interview of one our country's more brilliant minds somewhat convey what I'm trying to get across:
    Conan Clip
     
  2. soltheman

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    [​IMG] @ dudes still not knowing how to embed.

    Anyways, I think it's amazing just looking at the last 5 years. Dudes forget that you were a lame without the hottest CD player and a banging mix CD.

    I like to think of myself as a progressive thinker, but some of the newest technology has me like [​IMG]. (E.G. The charging dock for the Palm Pre.)

     
  3. milestailsprowe

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    truth


    EVERYONE remember dial up? You cant even USE that today and that was only 5 years ago.
     
  4. indiespice

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    yea dial up was horrible.
     
  5. infamousod

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    they put a #%&)@&^)% on the moon 40 years ago. and then did it again a few more times.
     
  6. djshabby2005

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    lexus ls 460 can parallel park itself...crazy...

    excuse my randomness.....
     
  7. chichiloves5s

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    living alone would be a lot more lonely without you guys [​IMG]
     
  8. danikerhino

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    Modern Technology is great, but it sucks that most of the world can't experience what we have. That's why I try to never take it for granted.
     
  9. brooklynnyc3000

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    I thought nothing could better than DVDs, then bamm!!! Blueray came out...
     
  10. dontsteponmyshoes

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    fleshlight [​IMG]
     
  11. eight2one

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    i would still be looking at porn thru magazines...smh
     
  12. nothingbefore

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    its alot of technology they are hiding out from us tho ....


    you wouldnt believe it if told you ....

    Anybody watch a Show called " StarGate"


    its truth
     
  13. kingjamesvehs

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    any one know any good sites to see the newest techology that comes out to date?
    i dont mean stuff magazine or something with new watches and dvd players
    i mean like NEW TECHNOLOGY [​IMG]
     
  14. brettthejett

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    im 20 and ive never done this[​IMG]
     
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  16. atlien seeko

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    Yeh man. I think about stuff like this all the time. In fact, I'm reading a book where they were saying how rare it is for a civilization to be in thephase that were in. I think they called our phase a take off phase. It's where basically, were living in an era where one generation has witnessed andexperienced not having electricity to flying in air planes and seeing computers as "powerful" as they are today. It spoke about how if we were tofind another civilization on another planet, it would most likely be primitive or far more advanced than we are. And if you think about it, it makes sense.Were on our way to being very intelligent and advanced beings, but were not quite there yet.
     
  17. eight2one

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    [​IMG]I guess you never got grounded in middle school, and banned from thecomputer, and had to settle for Hustler or Swank.
     
  18. crumbs

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    yea i do....then i go back to sleep
     
  19. tmukg21

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    "The electronic devices, the hi-fi and TV, are a common highway passing through all the houses in America, and there is no resistance to it. Privacy,which means the possibility of having a different life from what is most popular, disappears."
    Allan Bloom (1988)


    disturbing in some ways

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  20. lesfamilia

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    It's wild... I was just discussing this last night with one of my brothers from bible study. It's weird, because invention has stagnated in the senseof we have almost everything we need to live comfortably on a daily basis. It's a wonder to see where we'll go from here.
     
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  22. lobotomybeats

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    Louis C.K. is one of the best comedians around.
     
  23. thaboiwonder07

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    all the time when im high and on a computer or sumthin haha
     
  24. thaboiwonder07

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    LOL
     
  25. cidman911

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    I'm a tech junkie, So I'm always amazed with whats going on in the world today. Especially the home comfort stuff.

    Bluetooth (True handsfree calling, wireless headphones/speakers, How you can wirelessly tether it from your cell to your computer and get internet) [​IMG]
    WiFi [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Todays music listening devices!!!! Remember when certain CD players where the $%# just cause they had anti-skip..[​IMG]
    Stuff like Skype or iChat with webcams where you can see and talk to your grandparents/friends that like might be in other countries !! I remember when mygrandfather used to send VHS tapes through the mail.
    Video player eyeglasses that connect to your ipod/portable video devices!! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG](Yes, like in Back To The Future 2, "Fruit!!!! RETRACT! RETRACT!!!!!"[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    HDTV's [​IMG]
    Video game systems. I didnt exactly crap my pants when we got wireless controllers or the Wii, but happy cause all of us 80's babies knew it would be thestandard to come when we had the Nintendo Power Glove/Duck Hunt Gun + those 3rd party wireless controls from Funcoland. [​IMG]
    Wireless digicams + printers.
    Wireless keyboards and mouse (Typing from one across the room right now)
    Bluetooth laser keyboards [​IMG]
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    I love the evolution of everything with technology. I do everything I can to try to think up new inventions while at the same time learning about circuits +electronic engineering. Its hard but so much damn fun. The only thing I hope we never have to rely on is for humanoid robots to do stuff for us...thats just sodamn sad + lazy.

    I'll dig around and post all the stuff I have saved on the old external drive...crazy what I saved over the years.

    Where's CRCballer, back in the day on NT he was the only one really putting us on with all the Tech news/gossip.