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Turning American’s into snowflake’s…. both physically and mentally

July 18, 2019

….on the way back to my place from the hospital this past weekend my son and I were talking about the car I saw on a television commercial where the driver lets his vehicle drift out of his lane and the car autonomously steers the car back into the lane. I am sure everyone has seen that one or the one where the car does an emergency stop by itself when it detects a possible collision in front of it.

Now I am not saying the entire population of the United States is equivalent to the ‘Stay Puff Boy’ but even if 30% are working out or in shape the advancement in technology is taking away the necessity to do more and more things that we did in the course of our normal day just a few years ago.

Think I am wrong about this? I am sure not many remember that just a few years ago every home had a land line telephone and when we were out in our vehicles and needed to make a call we stopped and used a ‘pay phone’ to make those calls, because the cell phone hadn’t been born yet. Imagine having to get up out of our chair and walkover to wherever that phone was in our home and on the road we had to get out of our vehicles and ‘walk’ to the pay phone. Your saying not much of a workout but over the course of our lifetime that’s a lot of calories burned.

Now that may not make us fat fast but every calorie not burned is just more weight we are gaining, but if your not concerned about getting soft and fat how about exiling yourself and becoming a loner. The advent of the cell phone shortly brought us the luxury of text messaging and what started out as a novelty is now a solidly entrenched ( addiction ).

Look around on any street, shopping mall or airport and you will see hundreds walking with their heads down, ( bowed almost is some form of prayer ), texting. Just like the computer keyboard has made some unable to physically write a letter or memo to communicate, the act of texting has put this detached wall around all our communications and we have lost our personal connection with each other.

So as we sit in our car

hands and mind

oblivious to the highway around us

we can ponder what technological wonder

will come along next

to free us from the burden

of experiencing

our lives.


5 Comments leave one →
  1. Del Hoskins permalink
    July 18, 2019 3:07 pm

    yea Pete sometimes I wonder how we survived those days! LOL


  2. Del Hoskins permalink
    July 18, 2019 3:12 pm Alaska!!! Wow


  3. July 19, 2019 10:57 am

    Went to Glacier National Park this summer for my wife and I’s 25th anniversary. No cell service or Internet there. The Park has pay phone stations in key places near the visitor centers and lodges. It was great stepping back in time for a little while.

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  4. Bambi Lynn permalink
    July 19, 2019 7:37 pm

    “Bowed almost in some form of prayer”…good point! Personally, I don’t wanna drive a vehicle with a mind of its own, that actually seems potentially dangerous, to me!

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    • July 20, 2019 1:54 pm

      I agree, in fact thinking about it like all the mass shootings that are happening what if some hacker went off the deep end and hacked a WIFI node and decided to crash hundreds of vehicles during rush hour?

      Mmmm sounds like the plot of a new movie

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