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Posted Dec 8, '12 at 3:46pm

MalKeshar

MalKeshar

116 posts

Hey, I personally feel as though our technology is moving too fast! We have phones that do more than laptops, the Ipad and Kindle Fire, consoles that do more than computers, and even robots to do our fighting!!
   Does anyone else agree with me?  My school is awed by Ipads and so many people are getting them, but they will soon be outdated and no longer cared about once the "Ipad 2" comes out.  (No clue if thats what it wil be called).  Once you turn your brand new computer on, almost half your programs become outdated.  I feel we need to slow up how much our technology is becoming because we are becoming dependent on it.  People complain if Google.com takes longer than a nanosecond to load... We are too reliant of our gadgets and electronics. 
   Who all agrees or disagrees with me on how fast our tech. is developing?  I do not mind if you counter my points or even make fun of or laugh.  I'm interested to know how everyone feels.

 

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 4:12pm

BRAAINZz

BRAAINZz

601 posts

I don't believe it's moving too fast, on the contrary, I believe it is moving too slowly. I understand what you are saying though, but what you give examples too are simple innovations, expanding on what already is. Actual inventions are rare to come by now and they take years of fixing before they can be released to the public. But even being allowed to improve something is a hard enough level to obtain because a lot of people nowadays fear technology, the repercussions, or that it has questionable ethics or ways to learn the technology in question.

That being said, the rate of scientific progress increases exponentially, so the idea of it being slowed down is very unlikely, unless of course we end up killing ourselves in the process.

  My school is awed by Ipads and so many people are getting them, but they will soon be outdated and no longer cared about once the "Ipad 2" comes out.

Ipad 2 is already out, and has been for a while.

 

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 4:15pm

HahiHa

HahiHa

5,005 posts

Knight

It is true that technology is advancing fast, at least in the computer technologies, which mostly gamers experience with the increasing games quality.

However, I also think that part of it is a marketing strategy of Appel and consorts, as they make us buying new stuff and appropriate gadgets frequently, at least if you want to stay top-notch.
Another side of this is that yes, many new gadgets are coming out, but they're not necessarily that much better. They have many new fancy functions, but my old Nokia 6310i still packs quite a punch comapred to all that new stuff, as well physically as relating to battery lifetime.

Lastly, let's not forget that what we see in everyday technology is only a part. Research usually uses much more performing computers for the heavy calculation part, and I think this, as well as the technology used in labs, is needed.

 

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 4:21pm

Kasic

Kasic

5,572 posts

We have phones that do more than laptops,

Only if you have a really crappy laptop and a high end phone.

consoles that do more than computers

Same thing with the phones.

I feel we need to slow up how much our technology is becoming because we are becoming dependent on it.

I'm not seeing how slowing technological development will change how much we use it.

People complain if Google.com takes longer than a nanosecond to load...

And those people are impatient. So what?

I don't see anything wrong with the mass use of technology, but some people probably take it too far. A elementary school child does not need an iPhone, nor should anyone need to pull out their phone to do simple math.

Technology is a tool, and people abusing it isn't the fault of the technology. What we really need are people to be more mature about things and think rationally instead of getting swept up by marketing ads and social hype.

 

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 4:27pm

Freakenstein

Freakenstein

8,117 posts

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Phones....that do more than laptops.....Consoles....that do more than computers.....Yeah I disagree.

We are also at least 700 years behind schedule of technological growth due to, uhm...scientific restraints.

 

Posted Dec 9, '12 at 4:17am

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

8,276 posts

We are also at least 700 years behind schedule of technological growth due to, uhm...scientific restraints.

So..what you are telling me is that I should have my **** teleporter but can't because of these "restraints"?!

 

Posted Dec 9, '12 at 4:28am

nichodemus

nichodemus

11,872 posts

Knight

We are also at least 700 years behind schedule of technological growth due to, uhm...scientific restraints.

Kind of reminds me of the Multiverse episode of Family Guy. Hehe.

 

Posted Dec 9, '12 at 10:03am

letsgome_gome

letsgome_gome

697 posts

well I think we are going to fast because I have so many out dated stuff at my house, and guess what, I only bought the stuff last year!!!

 

Posted Dec 9, '12 at 10:55am

nichodemus

nichodemus

11,872 posts

Knight

It's only outdated because we think we need new shiny equipment. 2GB Ram is still decent, if not sufficient for one.

 

Posted Dec 9, '12 at 11:08am

ironblade41

ironblade41

523 posts

I can personally say that I'm sick of tablets. I most definitely prefer using a computer because it is capable of so much more and even costs less. What is one thing ipads can do that computers don't? I don't understand the fascination with them.

 
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