Even in countries that still live in the 1920’s, technology has reached the average person in some way or another. They may see advertisements for high tech gadgets that they’ll never be able to afford, let alone figure out how to use them, but they will be touched by them in some form or another. Aside from not having the electricity to charge their gadgets, over 60% of the population will never be able to buy any of the laptops, smartphones, tablets, personal music and video players, exercise monitors and watches that make up the average techies wish list.
Other than those who will never be able to afford them, there is also a segment of society that should never be allowed near any of the new, high tech gadgets that society covets these days. A priest in Ottawa gets “time served and 1 year’s probation” for bringing over 100,000 pictures and hundreds of videos of child pornography into the country on an iPad. The lawyer had tried to imply that his client, the priest, had been picked out of the lineup of fliers coming into Canada because of stereotyping; if he’s a priest, he must have kiddie porn with him? Really? As a defense? Come on!
Child pornography has increased by, like, 10,000 times since the advent of digital photography. There are few words that you can type into any search engine on your computer and not have a bunch of kiddie porn and/or pornographic and dating websites in the returns. Some of the best email and search engine filters can’t block all of these degrading and illegal sites from popping up.
Other societal pains caused by technology include;
* Institutions of learning losing out to texting and sexting.
* The killing of the English language
* The average youth’s IQ
What about you?
What about you? What part or parcel of high technology do you crave? Deplore? Admire? Can’t live without? Want to shoot all users of?
Let me know, via a comment, and I will include that in the next post in this series.