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Old 04-06-2011, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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I do believe in technology that advances us as a species, but not technology that lets us be lazy and dependant.

We need more space ships and computer power, but less "conveniences" that let us turn the lights on and off or vaccum the floor without getting off our lazy asses.
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:24 PM
 
Location: So. Cal
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If you go back in time a couple hundred years, people used to have to chop down trees to get wood for a fire to cook and stay warm, too bad electric grids and natural gas have turned us into lazy asses.
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:51 PM
 
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There's a lot of paranoia in this thread.
I wouldn't consider it paranoia, just been around the block too many times and have seen how technology can be abused. Let's start with some examples of "unintended consequences", we have GPS on cameras and they can insert this information into the meta data on images. I actually like this feature because it will allow someone to know where it was taken. I have family albums with images almost a hundred years old and it would be great to know where the image was taken. The downside of this of course is ANYONE can know where it was it taken unless that information is stripped.

Another example is copiers/scanners with hard drives, if you don't wipe them before disposal someone can retrieve that information. Suppose your doctor has one of these and someone purchases it used and they obtain your medical information? It's not paranoia, it's reality.


YouTube - Copy Machines, a Security Risk?
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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If you go back in time a couple hundred years, people used to have to chop down trees to get wood for a fire to cook and stay warm, too bad electric grids and natural gas have turned us into lazy asses.
I know! Obesity is an epidemic! If we had to work for heat and electricty we'd all be buff for free!
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