Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Tue 1st Sep 2009 01:11 UTC
Internet & Networking While browsing the ever-wider world web today, I came across a story about IBM's patent of a sort of "Facebook Remote Control." It was appalling. Do we seriously need more single-purpose devices that will enable us to sit around more wasting more time than we already do? Does anyone really need to seclude themselves from the world even more to publish their lives on yet another teen-infested network? Must we really always be connected to the net? Read on for my ramble concerning a dark side of technology.
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RE: Comment by kaiwai
by siride on Tue 1st Sep 2009 04:06 UTC in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
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Have we ever really done differently? Most people just fill up their lives with whatever mundane, nearly meaningless tasks they can, be it work or for play. If we didn't have TV or Internet, we'd just sit around at general stores, talking about the weather or what Farmer Joe did last week.

We aren't really designed to be working at maximum mental capacity for long periods of time. If you choose to spend a lot of time working hard, good for you. That's not a natural condition, though.

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