Maneaters

@ardnas69 (174)
United States
December 15, 2006 12:00am CST
It is happening,slowly but surely. Mankind as we know it will be obsolete and how long do you think that will take? Mankind, meaning all of the human race, is destroying himself. Just sit and think about this for a few minutes. I won't make this as long a similar longer version of this article that I have written, but basically it all boils down to the simple fact that eventually, man is going to be destroyed and when this happens it will because of man's inventions. Think about all the technology of today and then think back to years ago ,a hundred years ago, what things were like then. Could you survive in that world if everything high tech were taken away? Because that way of life was a basic way of life. Now think about today. New technology floods the world constantly to improve the quality of life. What is it improving in the long run? How many people are jobless today because of layoffs due to new technology? Robots and automation systems are reducing the need for the human in the industry.But who invented and designed these robots and machinery?The very same mankind that is causing job layoffs. What happens when the robots break down? They lose production time because they have to be fixed. But employers look at not having to pay medical insurance and benefits to a robot. Think about all the hoopla about the work at home ads and promises all over the internet. Everybody wants to get in on this so they can make money and stay at home. Well if everybody stays at home,who is going to run this country? Who is going to check you out at Walmart?Oh yea-I forgot-they have U-scan-that will help eliminate more jobs as more people start into the work at home business. And let's not forget about online shopping.Heck,who needs Walmart? We are working at home and can shop online and I am sure there is somewhere that delivers groceries to your door. But wait! The UPS man now has his own work at home business so who is going to deliver your food? And now that so many people are working from home,the need for gas has declined reducing the need for those jobs,closing down many gas stations. Anyway,that touches on the subject and shows how America will eventually be overtaken with technology.
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6 responses
• Romania
2 Jan 07
WHAT??? you're questioning technology? think of this..100 years ago people were dying of what today we can cure woth one pill...the loss of lifes has decreased consideratly in some industries just because of technology...working at home is not for everyone and the guy at UPS always makes more money than a guy sitting in front of a computer not to mention the "special attention" :))... just think of the fact that this year Americans receiver 4 Nobel prizes...some of them in areas of technology...its all up to the people woh live in this world to decide what is best.. to deliver pizza or to take online orders of them..besides,technology doesn't just pop up...people are responsible for it too. I hope i made an interesting point and i'm waiting for replyes.. :D(excuse the misspeling...)
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@ardnas69 (174)
• United States
3 Jan 07
life is only as good as you make it. Why do you think there are so many home remedies for and cure for things? where do you think that came from? Does anybody know what its like to work hard for a living? Maybe farm or something? Go try something like that-sure technology has helped farmers over the years because they dont have to use mules anymore, but they are still some of the hardest and least appreciated working class of people.
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• United States
4 Jan 07
I sometimes worry that folks don't seem to realize food does not grow at the supermarket... I do believe someday there will be collapse of national and world economies and systems. When there is no food on the grocery store shelves, what will the people do? Everybody should put aside some water and cans of food... even if only for that storm of the century when it hits one's area..
@Meljep (1668)
• United States
3 Jan 07
Nothing wrong with technology other than it's making the world a very lonely place. People are more isolated because of technology. It makes life easier, but sometimes that's a negative thing.
@ardnas69 (174)
• United States
3 Jan 07
I agree that it could be making the world a more lonely place because people dont get out as much as they used to. Like the video games making kids lazy-it is kind of the same thing
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• Romania
2 Jan 07
WHAT??? you're questioning technology? think of this..100 years ago people were dying of what today we can cure woth one pill...the loss of lifes has decreased consideratly in some industries just because of technology...working at home is not for everyone and the guy at UPS always makes more money than a guy sitting in front of a computer not to mention the "special attention" :))... just think of the fact that this year Americans receiver 4 Nobel prizes...some of them in areas of technology...its all up to the people woh live in this world to decide what is best.. to deliver pizza or to take online orders of them..besides,technology doesn't just pop up...people are responsible for it too. I hope i made an interesting point and i'm waiting for replyes.. :D(excuse the misspeling...)
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@ardnas69 (174)
• United States
3 Jan 07
I am not questioning technology. I happen to love my computer, digital cameras, hdtv, wide screen tv,microwave and everything else. Sure we can cure things with one pill today, and that is great. But the federal government will just invent a new disease as they did cancer and aids in order to kill off people and control the population.Everyone has an opinion about things and I just think that it is all one big vicious cycle. Remember when 1999 turned into 2000 and nobody knew if the whole world was going to shut down or not? What if it would have? What if all the computers had just stopped and they lost a bunch of information? Of course those are all just what ifs now because it didnt happen. Technology is great and I applaud all the hard working engineering technological folks that made America what it is today. As for people like myself who have lost a job to robots and new technology and ended up having to take a lesser paying job just to lose everything I worked my entire life for(including my home)-I would appreciate it if your response didnt sound so hostile, these are just opinions.I am a widowed 37 year old mother of 2 children and have spent most of my life in factories. Those of us who have sweated and busted our a$$es in these factories to provide America with some of the BASIC everyday things they need such as cars, tires for those cars(which is where I come in),food factories, textile mills and many more, deserve much better than what we have been handed in our later years. Some of us never had a chance for a college education and had to get jobs in order for our families to survive. That is reality and that is my reply.
@jal1948 (1360)
• India
3 Jan 07
human kinds biggest problem is that he can never think and live in and for the present moment His mind always goes back to the past, or to the future and this is the biggest cause for depression,lead your life, leave the rest to the scientist to invent new gadgets, and religious leaders to highlight your sinful nature and predict the future as it suits them
• Romania
5 Jan 07
it is something like that, but do not be so pessimistic!
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@flowerchilde (12518)
• United States
4 Jan 07
What will do in America (in my opinion) will be a slow tide away from innovation and competitiveness, because we are slowly (or not so slowly) moving toward socialism, which believes it can work well to simply divide up the nation's wealth equally to all its people. This sounds great! I would want to vote for that myself! It will begin by more and more taxes, fees and penalties on profits and earnings, making people less energetic toward invention, business, etc. The biggest problem however, is to where is all the wealth collected to? And from where is it then distributed from? Whether a physical location, or a power or ability, someone collects it. And this is where human nature has always messed it up the worst, once all that wealth is in one room, so to speak. But we've become educated into the faith that man is evolving. So surely such vast power would never be a danger...