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Unread 09-24-2008, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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Default Is Technology Making Us Lazy/Lazier?

I was at a large electronics store (Fry's Electronics) this past weekend, and I saw this device that hooks up to your gaming console, I think it was made for the Xbox 360. Anyways, this device is supposed to be some sort of an aerobics thing, or something you can stand on and dance, or do something that's supposed to be an exercise... That's an exercise? I call jogging, hiking, walking, lifting weights, riding my bicycle, or anything that requires a good physical effort, an exercise.

We have a lot of technological wonders that are making things more convenient in our lives, but do you think technology is also making us lazy or lazier?

Personally, I like all the conveniences technology has to offer, but in a few ways, it is also making us lazy, or in some ways, more dependent on machines/computers rather than our own physical and mental abilities.
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Unread 09-24-2008, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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Another example of the concerns we see in technology, is electronic data transfers/exchanges, like emails, or electronic purchases. Not too long ago, if I wanted to contact somebody, I wrote letters, or called them on the telephone, there was no such thing as email, or text messaging, and if it weren't for the 6 or 7 checks that I write every month (mostly church tithes) I'd probably forget how to write! I don't know what they're teaching kids in schools these days, but I hope they are teaching them good writing skills, along with computer skills.

Also, whenever I buy something nowadays, if it's over $10.00, I pay for it with my debit card, yeah it's convenient, and thankfully I haven't forgotten how to write checks, or count money to pay for purchases!
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Unread 09-24-2008, 12:17 AM
 
Location: southern california
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what do you call a bowflex machine?
a laundry hanger
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Unread 09-24-2008, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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Mike, I agree with you 100%. People are getting lazier. A recent study mentioned the new technology, especially with the games, are making people lazier which leads to obesity and other medical problems associated with not exersizing enough.
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Unread 09-24-2008, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Oswego, IL
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You gotta ask yourself. Is it lazier to use a video game to exercise or sit here at 6 AM talking about it via computer??
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Unread 09-24-2008, 06:52 AM
 
Location: NH
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Yeah I hardly excercise at all. I gotta start working out.
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Unread 09-24-2008, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Oswego, IL
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Mike I looked at your original question and came to this conclusion.

I was a terrible English student but it was not my pencil that could not spell, it was me. I know you believe that guns do not shoot people, people shoot people. Cars do not have accidents, drivers do. Following that logic. Technology is not making us lazy. It just makes being lazy easier. I'll bet Michael Phelps uses a computer. Doesn't seem to have made him lazy.
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Unread 09-24-2008, 07:41 AM
 
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If I could just get this computer to do all that work in the yard....
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Unread 09-24-2008, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Oswego, IL
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My computer guided Scooba cleans the hardwood floor.
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Unread 09-24-2008, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Northeastern WI
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what do you call a bowflex machine?
a laundry hanger
You deserve points there!!!
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