will technology be the death of us?

January 3, 2007 1:17pm CST
Over the last few years i find myself sepnding more and more time sitting at the computer, rather than out doing physical activities. this kind of concerns me. it's nice to sit and chat to people from all countries and cultures in the the comfort of your own home, with the net you're never alone (well.. sort of), and it can teach you anything you wan to know about. but it doesnt offer much in the way of physical development. with technology we are already so lazy these days. working in the building trade, i work with a man of 64 years old and he's extremely fit and healthy for his age. this is down to all the manual labour he has been involved in over the years. with technology there's not as much need for manual lifting. They say we are living longe and longer but I wonder if I really will still be working at the age of 64.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
3 Jan 07
Technology is not making as lazy. We are doing what we want. You have to make your schedule, and find more time for everything.
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@peavey (16876)
• United States
3 Jan 07
I know that I am in worse shape after taking a job on the computer for the last few years. I do exercise, but it just isn't enough and it isn't the same as normal activity. Technology may be good for some things, but I agree with what you're saying. The human body was meant to move all day long, not sit like a lump on a log.
• Philippines
3 Jan 07
i am very thankful to technology! made life easier!
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@kellahinx (372)
• United States
3 Jan 07
I think that if it came to that point, the government would probably start trying to regulate it and force people to do exercises (I think that already exists in some places). Maybe you should go buy a nintendo Wii, at least that technology gets you up and moving around a little.
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@jricbt (1455)
• Brazil
3 Jan 07
The problem, as I see it, is not the technology by itself (a atomic bomb is not evil or good, it is an object, the problem lies with the way humans use it). If we are lazy is our guilty not technology. We can exercise, at least walk (I do it, for every hour on the computer I walk at least 10 minutes, besides the weeks regular exercises).
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@ponppy (102)
• Nigeria
4 Jan 07
net doesn't get you disturb about physical development,you can be on net at the same time find yourself in manual labour
• United States
4 Jan 07
of course it will be.
• Pakistan
4 Jan 07
Yap man you are right about it coz the older man or the past century men's are fit and good in health coz they have to work hard in all type of work so they are abslutly fit and fine now.We have a problem here tht is we just stay coz we like to these thing and its not good for us,it not help us in build of our health,its upon us tht we should care of our self and try to get those thing which can help us builing in our health.
• India
4 Jan 07
Quite true.Physical development has taken a back seat and slowly fading as computer games and computer related work have taken their place. i guess we need to adapt to the changing times and always remember that technology was created to make lives easier and spend more time for our other activites. I we need to SPEND time and effort for physical development(gone are the days when it was a natural aspect of our lives ..walking to school , playing in the hot sun for most of the day ,run for errands etc). It is worth teh investment.
• Nigeria
4 Jan 07
i also ask myself that technology bringsss about a lot of advantages but as much disadvantages too now there are nuclear weapons who knows what will happen tomorrow
@myfriendz (1226)
• India
4 Jan 07
i think it will be bcoz if artificial intelligence comes into picture then arises a revolution .
@saikat123 (235)
• India
4 Jan 07
ya u r half right.but technology can not be totally blamed for it.as u r the ones who use the technology if we use it properly then it can not heart us.
• United States
4 Jan 07
i think u r right, technology will make people lazy and those days are not far away when people can sit at home and earn money. what this will do is that people will stop going out for their day to day activities and the interaction between people will get lesser every passing day.
4 Jan 07
i totally agree with you, i have a computer in my bedroom and i play on it all day and talkin to people from other places in the world. but to be honest i learn alot from sittin on here all day, for exmaple i learn about other peoples cultures
• Romania
4 Jan 07
technology is in fact improving our way of life... this fear of the terminator should dissapear from our minds...we have cured deseases and have discovered ways to improve life because of technology.
• India
4 Jan 07
technology is not the problem creating in the US but world wide since it has reduced the burden of mankind in everyaspect making man lazy then ever...
• Canada
4 Jan 07
I think it all depends on your lifestyle. As a writer I spend a lot of time infront of my computer, and it's my main creative outlet.
@Perry2007 (2229)
• Philippines
4 Jan 07
Strike a balance, If you think you are being addicted to the computer, chatting, browsing anything in front of your computer, set a schedule, that, I will also do, Thanks for sharing, I see myself in you. That's why what i write here is also actully for me.
• Philippines
4 Jan 07
Its all really up to you. Technology will ruin you if you abuse it. However, if you use it the right way, then it is very beneficial.
@smbilalshah (1316)
• Pakistan
4 Jan 07
yes that is surely a serious issue being a youngster myself who spends most of the time infron of my pc i have got a weak eyeside and wear glasses older ppl used to have fitness n good health at this stage coz they used to work harder than this i dont know what will become of us when we get old
• Nigeria
4 Jan 07
since we are in a world of technology ...things have teally become easier.. u see people dont want to work hard any more..