Jim got this email forward from a listener and had to share this one. It looks as if Albert Einstein was right. Albert Einstein was fearful of the growth of technology and its effect on the human race.Here is Albert Einstein’s quote:
“I fear the day when the technology overlaps with our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots.”
Now keep that quote in mind and look at the photos below and tell us that Albert Einstein’s prophecy years ago hasn’t come true.
Having a Coffee…
Dinner with friends in a restaurant…
Enjoying the beauty in a Museum…
Enjoying a special occasion at a friends house …
Enjoying a day at the Beach…
At the stadium supporting the team…
Having fun with the girlfriend…
Appreciating the Weather in a Convertible (note the driver!!!)
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Do you agree with Albert Einstein? How do you feel about technology? Leave your comments below.
yes…I rec’vd this also from a friend…scarey isn’t it
Technology is ok….it’s the people using it that is the problem
And so goes the way of progress. I would not be able to function without my phone! Texting is a necessity!!! I heard that we will soon be able to have brain implants!!!
Brain implants! Then we will all walk around looking crazy and truly walking idiots! I look forward to it.
You go first!!!
The wife and I have been saying we had the ice age and now
we have now entered the age of idiots
Amusing, but sad at the same time.
It would be funny if it wasn’t so true. I recently watched a big group of young people at a restaurant, every single one of them more involved with their phones than with each other. Very sad.
The generation growing up doesn’t know any other way. Technology has become and is an extension of themselves, not a separate piece.
I truly hope more people learn to look up from that small screen, realise there is something other than that enclosed restricting world, put their phone away and enjoy whatever is out there or close to them….. Technology is great and, at times, necessary but it has its place and sometimes that is switched off or on mute and in a pocket or a bag!
I agree. There may be a world to discover and communicate via the devices we use, but a whole lot to experience in the “real world.”
I must be one of the few, if not only, person not using a mobile phone, iPad etc on public transport. I refuse to answer my mobile phone when outdoors – if you want me, you ring me at night (like everyone used to do prior to all this technology). When I’m outdoors or away from home, I’m enjoying Nature & my Photography hobby (not sitting around waiting for someone to call me).
Good for you, Victoria! I have a cellphone (the old-fashioned kind) but only use it when I leave home for a daytrip to the “city” (an hour’s drive away, crossing 4 mountain ranges), just in case I get delayed for some reason and so my husband doesn’t worry about me getting home late.
I saw a girl sitting on a bench in the rainforest in Puerto Rico (gorgeous scenery around, exotic trees, birds, you name it) – and guess what, she never looked up from her phone. I refuse to get a “smart” phone – I have a computer and landline phone at home, a decent camera (always on me), and a regular old cellphone for road trips. That’s plenty for me. I really don’t care for any more brain-tumor opportunities than that!
People no longer learn to have in-depth, meaningful conversations with others; people no longer know what it’s like to be surrounded by silence and enjoying solitude, so they can hear themselves think, or just tune into nature…..There is a great book that discusses how social relationships have been changing due to our constant electronic connectedness: “Alone Together” by Sherry Turkle. I highly recommend it.
The only thing I could add is the person that is walking across the street either reading or sending a text and steps in front of your car. We all have to drive a bit slower these days to keep from hitting someone engulfed in their embrace of technology. Thanks for visiting my site and the like of my post “Winterized Mum Plant”.
So the prophecy becomes reality. We have lost our grip on being human.
Hell to the yes. This is so true, it’s unnerving. I hate seeing people out together, together for crying out loud, not interacting with each other but with dead, dumb pieces of plastic.
It makes me worry for humanity.
I was recently in the office of a child psychologist. In the waiting room were two parents who brought the child. They were both on cell phones ignoring the child! Who needs the counseling here?
Reblogged this on The Ineffable and Unutterable Musings Of A Mad Man and commented:
What I’ve been saying all along, for a long time. Technology is starting to eat away at our humanity and it is not a good thing. Gone are the days of simple interaction with people, now we have to talk to each other through the proxy of dumb pieces of plastic.
What is wrong with those scenes??? Everything. Wake up guys, smell the coffee, you’re losing the best parts of your lives: tactile sociability and perception of life in all its glorious beauty and ugliness.
Why are we here, now, able to speak, to feel, to touch – to experience all that life has to offer, if we have to go through the filter of a phone or computer or other “communications” technology?
Why are we putting a wall between ourselves?
I am bewildered.
Wow this is exactly m thinking and doing these days really…new addiction -smart phones
Thanks for the post! This is on my list of things to blog about in the “near future” – I was at an event called “Thunder Over Louisville” when I lived in the area, a public, outdoor event that draws about 750,000 people. As I made my way through the crowds, so many people were walking while staring at their “little gods”… it was a pretty surreal moment for me.
In reference to cell phones. “Tell me the last time you had a conversation that wasn’t interrupted?” From my book “Truth’s blood.”
Great post. This is terribly frightening!
P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Einstein was ahead of his time. I wish I could say the pictures were surprising.
This is a great post to get people thinking. I decided a few years ago that I would not buy a smartphone. I haven’t had any real desire to. I feel that I already spend more than enough time on my laptop. I notice a lot of people engaged with their phone everywhere. At the gym, I have taken to just kicking them off the machine if they’re using it to lounge on while texting. Many people now do it wherever they are and whatever they are doing. It seems like they are pretending to do whatever, but really what they’re doing is engaging with a small screen, in all their waking hours. Doing one thing during all my waking hours sounds to me like a sentence for some horrible crime. No way no how!
Some good points. Thanks!
I recently chaperoned a field trip and we took a tour bus to our destination. Riding up above the general flow of traffic was cool and offered a whole new perspective. When I saw the first semi driver texting, I was mind-blown. Then I saw the next one…and the next one…and the next one…I did not count the number of folks working their ipads or reading their Kindles. Yipes! If technology can wipe us out, that is certainly one way to go about it.
LOL. I know I am telling my age, but back in my day we didn’t have cell phones or computers. We actually had what is called a rotary dial phone, and in order to stop a 13 year old girl from chatting too much, Dad put an actual lock on the dial. No joke.
I remember the long curly phone cord, teen lines, and call waiting. And if you really wanted someone, you made an emergency break through!
well, you know my friend Albert was a very smart man , and I love his hair. I need to know who his stylist is. LOL
How many of these comments were posted from a mobile device ? Lol 🙂
Good one! I’m replying from my cell right now as I watch tv with my family. You got me!
True story! What happened to the days when we waited until we got home to answer something. Now we HAVE to do it RIGHT now!
Now, now, now, more, more, more, me, me, me!