02/14/13 - 4:10pm
In my lifetime, technological progress has given us television, jet aircraft, computers, cell phones and a spacecraft that’s headed for Pluto at 36,000 mph. It has made it possible for us to work less, suffer less and live longer.
Trouble is, our natural inclination to be lazy, pleasure-driven beings makes us suckers for anything that will make life easier, more interesting or more exciting. We acquire a computer, an Xbox and a TV set, and our whole lives change. Instead of spending our spare time outdoors and getting some fresh air and exercise, we become slaves to technology.