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How has technology diminished your quality of life?

 
Mother Clucker
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How has technology diminished your quality of life?
I miss phone books. I'm not tall so almost every chair I sit in, my feet don't touch the floor. I used to be able to grab a phone book to put on the floor to rest my feet on...

Phone books were also good when you needed to put a little weight on something to flatten or straighten it...

They were also great for hiding stuff. You could glue the edges of the pages together and cut a compartment into it and hide small valuables, then stack a couple more phone books on top... nobody would grab the bottom phone book...
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02/14/2020 12:55 AM
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Re: How has technology diminished your quality of life?
Let's see... when I was a kid, we didn't have to pay for TV. Fewer channels, but MUCH better quality entertainment. Now we pay monthly for BS TV snd STILL have to endure crap commnercials.
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02/14/2020 12:57 AM
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Re: How has technology diminished your quality of life?
That's actually a good question.
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02/14/2020 01:08 AM

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Re: How has technology diminished your quality of life?
Let's see... when I was a kid, we didn't have to pay for TV. Fewer channels, but MUCH better quality entertainment. Now we pay monthly for BS TV snd STILL have to endure crap commnercials.
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Don't even get me started on commercials! I pay for the TV service already, why do I have to look at ads for drugs for people who like licking poop off buttholes but don't want to get the AIDS? And why are all these commercials for expensive cars, jewelry, crappy fast food all made to appeal to hip-hop ghetto superstars?

Sorry if I sound hateful, the pain and discomfort from not having a phone book under my feet gets to me sometimes.
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02/14/2020 01:32 AM
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Re: How has technology diminished your quality of life?
Jobs

Transportation

It’s been completely destroyed
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Re: How has technology diminished your quality of life?
Jobs

Transportation

It’s been completely destroyed
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 75782164


Transportation! Oh boy, how many times a day are you driving your car, and the driver in front of you is all over the place and you're just like "OMG! PUT THE DAMN PHONE DOWN AND DRIVE YOUR CAR!"
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Re: How has technology diminished your quality of life?
Jobs

Transportation

It’s been completely destroyed
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 75782164


Transportation! Oh boy, how many times a day are you driving your car, and the driver in front of you is all over the place and you're just like "OMG! PUT THE DAMN PHONE DOWN AND DRIVE YOUR CAR!"
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That’s a whole nother animal too

So dangerous

I was talking about the destruction of jobs
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Re: How has technology diminished your quality of life?
Jobs

Transportation

It’s been completely destroyed
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 75782164


Transportation! Oh boy, how many times a day are you driving your car, and the driver in front of you is all over the place and you're just like "OMG! PUT THE DAMN PHONE DOWN AND DRIVE YOUR CAR!"
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 42442993


That’s a whole nother animal too

So dangerous

I was talking about the destruction of jobs
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Which jobs specifically? And how so? I hadn't considered this.
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02/14/2020 01:49 AM

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Re: How has technology diminished your quality of life?
Absolutely, everything is more complicated and time consuming now.
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Re: How has technology diminished your quality of life?
Absolutely, everything is more complicated and time consuming now.
 Quoting: Red Rider


That's all by design. TPTB must keep us dumbed down and occupied with nonsense.
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Re: How has technology diminished your quality of life?
Jobs

Transportation

It’s been completely destroyed
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 75782164


Transportation! Oh boy, how many times a day are you driving your car, and the driver in front of you is all over the place and you're just like "OMG! PUT THE DAMN PHONE DOWN AND DRIVE YOUR CAR!"
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 42442993


That’s a whole nother animal too

So dangerous

I was talking about the destruction of jobs
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 75782164


Which jobs specifically? And how so? I hadn't considered this.
 Quoting: Mother Clucker


Cabs, limos, livery

All gone

Millions of people out of work

Uber and Lyft don’t pay shit

Nothing but a rape transportation service

Beyond sad
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Re: How has technology diminished your quality of life?
How about social interactions, dating? Does anybody date anymore?
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Re: How has technology diminished your quality of life?
They’re supposed to be smart phones

People have never been dumber
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Transportation! Oh boy, how many times a day are you driving your car, and the driver in front of you is all over the place and you're just like "OMG! PUT THE DAMN PHONE DOWN AND DRIVE YOUR CAR!"
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 42442993


That’s a whole nother animal too

So dangerous

I was talking about the destruction of jobs
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 75782164


Which jobs specifically? And how so? I hadn't considered this.
 Quoting: Mother Clucker


Cabs, limos, livery

All gone

Millions of people out of work

Uber and Lyft don’t pay shit

Nothing but a rape transportation service

Beyond sad
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 75782164


I guess bus drivers have it pretty rough too.

I assume I could still rent a limo, but I don't have any upcoming occasions and I don't hang out with party people much these days.
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Re: How has technology diminished your quality of life?
Absolutely, everything is more complicated and time consuming now.
 Quoting: Red Rider


I dunno, getting stupid answers to stupid questions is really fast, especially if you have a good wifi connection.
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Re: How has technology diminished your quality of life?
Absolutely, everything is more complicated and time consuming now.
 Quoting: Red Rider


I dunno, getting stupid answers to stupid questions is really fast, especially if you have a good wifi connection.
 Quoting: Mother Clucker


LOL Siri do these pants make my ass look fat?
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Re: How has technology diminished your quality of life?
Absolutely, everything is more complicated and time consuming now.
 Quoting: Red Rider


I dunno, getting stupid answers to stupid questions is really fast, especially if you have a good wifi connection.
 Quoting: Mother Clucker


LOL Siri do these pants make my ass look fat?
 Quoting: Mother Clucker



The technology is only a tool that can be used for both good or bad. People are the ones who have allowed it to control their lives and become shaped by the dependency on technology.

And yes, using it to ask stupid, irrelevant, unbeneficial, questions that literally serve -zero- purpose whilst arguing about the questions that actually do rather than looking it up.

Collective knowledge of the entire human race and it's greatest minds all in one accessible location yet the general population is dumber now than ever before. Irony.
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Re: How has technology diminished your quality of life?
Absolutely, everything is more complicated and time consuming now.
 Quoting: Red Rider


I dunno, getting stupid answers to stupid questions is really fast, especially if you have a good wifi connection.
 Quoting: Mother Clucker


LOL Siri do these pants make my ass look fat?
 Quoting: Mother Clucker



The technology is only a tool that can be used for both good or bad. People are the ones who have allowed it to control their lives and become shaped by the dependency on technology.

And yes, using it to ask stupid, irrelevant, unbeneficial, questions that literally serve -zero- purpose whilst arguing about the questions that actually do rather than looking it up.

Collective knowledge of the entire human race and it's greatest minds all in one accessible location yet the general population is dumber now than ever before. Irony.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78309768


This is all true.

Another aspect of this is that the information you look up may not be accurate or truthful. Or the information you seek is buried under mountains of crap.
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Re: How has technology diminished your quality of life?
Dumb phones and social media have made lookism worse then ever in society. Its harder for the average Joe to function successfully or happily. But if you don't subscribe to social media, your automatically deemed a failure.
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Re: How has technology diminished your quality of life?
"umb phones and social media have made lookism worse then ever in society. Its harder for the average Joe to function successfully or happily. But if you don't subscribe to social media, your automatically deemed a failure."


I wouldnt be surprised if in the future it becomes illegal to not have social media. Already right now its like a lite black listing.
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"umb phones and social media have made lookism worse then ever in society. Its harder for the average Joe to function successfully or happily. But if you don't subscribe to social media, your automatically deemed a failure."


I wouldnt be surprised if in the future it becomes illegal to not have social media. Already right now its like a lite black listing.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77449541


Sad but true.





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