Technological Lazieness Essay

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Technological Laziness
By David Smith

Why are people so lazy? Could it be from the rapid development of technology? It seems these days that people do things the easiest way possible. With all the modern day advances that we’ve had people spend more time on the couch and less time at work or play. Is technology making us lazy? Has technology made life too easy? Some may argue that technology is suppose to make life easier, but technology is crippling are way of life. Technological advances are making people lazy. The more technology people have the lazier they become. Technology makes it easy enough for us to go through life without even setting a foot outside. In today’s life you don’t need to go anywhere you can order everything over
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Not just cooking food makes us lazy. The invention of cropping machines revolutionized the farming industry in the 1800’s by being able to mass produce goods (Wikipedia). Before we had supermarkets most people grew their own food. This helps to show how technology is making us lazy. We don’t have to work to hard at all to get what we want anymore. As crop technology increased by the cultivation of plants, people could grow the same amount of plants but have a higher yield of crops (Wikipedia). Meaning you could do the same amount of work and get nearly twice as much crop as before. As said before laziness is doing less work when capable of doing more.
Another source of technology that is making us lazy is the television. TV’s are everywhere nowadays. According to the A.C. Nielsen Co., the average American watches more than 4 hours of TV each day (or 28 hours/week, or 2 months of nonstop TV-watching per year). In a 65-year life, that person will have spent 9 years watching television (TV Free America). Clearly people just can’t go without missing their favorite shows. There may be some TV related material that is informational or important, such as the news or government debates. But, all that can also be read about in the newspaper or listened to on the radio. Television is making people lazy by causing them to spend more time inside and less time socializing.
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