These Photos are Proof Albert Einstein was Correct About Technology

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…

Having Coffee w/ friends
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Dinner with friends in a restaurant…

Having Dinner w/ friends
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Enjoying the beauty in a Museum…

Enjoying a Museum
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Enjoying a special occasion at a friends house …

Special Occasions w/ friends
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Enjoying a day at the Beach…

Enjoying a Day at the Beach
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At the stadium supporting the team…

Enjoying  a Game
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Having fun with the girlfriend…

Date with a girlfriend
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Appreciating the Weather in a Convertible (note the driver!!!)

Enjoying a convertible
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Do you agree with Albert Einstein? How do you feel about technology? Leave your comments below.


34 thoughts on “These Photos are Proof Albert Einstein was Correct About Technology

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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”.

  5. 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?

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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