So many people rely upon technology throughout the day that it can be argued that we've been enslaved by technology. Certain people can't actively decide to put their electronics away and live without them for a few hours. It's a sad cycle that most people just can't seem to break, and the trend doesn't seem ready to turn around.
Gadgets make us mechanical, deaden our sensibilities, stifle our creative talents, force mechanical regularity, uniformity and boredom upon us, increase our wants and desires, and tend to make us selfish, greedy and cruel. Geographical distance has, no doubt, vanished, but the gulf between the minds and hearts of man has widened.
People are now more into the two dimensional world and prefer facebooking than socialising. Picnics, clubs, day outs have become a thing of the past because whenever people find time they would rather be indulged in virtual games or visiting social networking sites.
Gadgets, as cited by your friend, has definitely made us physically mentally lethargic and emotionally dead.
It is true indeed that we created gadgets to become our servants and help us lead an easier life but we are enslaved by them instead in the present scenario.
People have enslaved themselves with technology. They have become so connected to the technologies of their lives that they might as well be physically connected to a matrix. They fear to leave their netbooks, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, laptops, ipods, and pagers behind and enjoy their lives even for an hour. They cannot bear to be disconnected from the matrix of their electronic enslavement.
Want vehicles instead of walking even small distances. No exercise like grinding, sobbing,etc.
Going to gyms instead of exercising, using computers,calculator, students are lazy to write,reading, peer-group games have stopped, food processors and mixers have replaced old methods providing exercises, ppt. Method prevents using blackboard, everything can be done easily.
Technology up till recently has freed us not to have to find our food and shelter every day and to have freedom to pursue our interests in our leisure time. However, we have to be willing to stop at a certain point and not become a slave to it, which is what threatens us today.
Technology is the back upon which all of our collective weight is being born. I think that man has not been enslaved by technology, rather, we have enslaved technology for ourselves. Seriously, look everywhere you go when you leave the house. Monitors and screens and phones all over the place.
Technology has not enslave man because man was already enslaved by work. All technology does is allow us to do more work quicker. If we didn't have technology we would still be working just as hard but we would be accomplishing a lot less on a daily basis then we do now.
Technology has improved the life of man, and has not enslaved him. The quality of human life has drastically improved due to technological advances. Communication, transportation, and health care have all advanced due to technology. It's likely that humans will continue to reap the benefits of technology in the decades to come.
In this era of leading minds, ideas and thoughts which flood the skies, technology acts as a catalyst. It speeds up the reaction of our knowledge and implementation. Who says it made us lazy? Rather more productive and fast.
Although it has shortened the time taken, yet it does not make us LAZY as they say. I agree to the point that we tend to postpone things but that"s human nature. Gadgets are not very essential. People still do workout, though not as earlier. Games are still in vogue.After all.... " the dog won't overrule his master"
We are dependent in using these products of technology like cellphones, computers, cars and other things, but we are not too dependent. It does mean that if one day those things are gone that we would no longer survive. Using the aforementioned devices does not make a person lazy, in fact those supplement with his work. In work, for example, where you can finish a task faster compared before the advent these things. This issue is about the difference between dependency and too much dependency.