English 101-Essay 3
July 5th 2010
Laziness as Pop Culture along with Technology
Let’s face it, laziness due to technological advancements is part of our Pop culture and is causing downward trending of active people and has been an increasing issue. So what’s causing this rising laziness to grow exponentially? We as human beings have an urge to invent things daily that make our lives easier and eventually take physical labor out of the equation. Most look at innovation as humanity take a step forward, studies show that dramatic increases in laziness come from daily advancements. As the saying going to much of a good thing can be a bad thing, this is a prime example of just that; to many advancements are bad for the human race as a whole. First is the vehicle issue, while not new, humans are way too dependent on their use, but they are one of the things that make the world lazy. “Vehicles are pretty much a necessity in today’s world, but they are one of the major contributors to increasing laziness.” (Lazier) What happened to taking a walk around the block to your destination? Now a day everyone has a car that they can and do take everywhere, even if it’s just down the street. For many people in this modern age, the four wheels have taken over the job of two legs. Consequence? Well, we become overweight, lack of exercise and prone to all kinds of illnesses. The conveniences of the vehicles like cars and bikes have caused laziness which in turn caused deterioration of our physical health. Next is something simple, like using spell check on your computer. “Spell checkers that flag mistakes, like using "their" when you mean "there," are frequently ignored. It's grotesque; technology has created a new standard, not of accuracy but of laziness. People are too lazy to take the lazy way out.” (Too Much Work) Things like spell check were invented to make more time for other things that need to be done, not to add to the laziness pool. It seems business...
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