Friday, April 18, 2008

Progress depressing

This is from a blogger who is, allegedly, conservative:

Researchers have found that typical middle-class city people now have so many timesaving gadgets that they can cram into 24 hours the same quantity of tasks that a decade ago would have taken 31 hours to complete.

I find that quite a depressing thought, how long before they burn out? New technology has provided too many opportunities to be instantly accessible.
These researchers have just described all human progress, and nothing else. Banging rocks together produced "timesaving gadgets". And that's "depressing"?

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