“Wow, isn’t technology awesome?”
Natasha spoke these words while we were watching Xploration Station, a series of science-related shows that explore space, earth, nature and technology.
We were watching a segment about Smart Belt, a device worn around the waist by people who are at risk of falling, such as the elderly. This device automatically deploys airbags around the hips when a fall is detected. Watch a CBS news video about the Smart Belt HERE.
Pretty cool, huh?
Technology is awesome. Electric and driver-less cars; iPod, iTunes, iPhone; artificial heart, organs, knees, hips, limbs; Facebook, Google, Twitter; artificial memories, teleportation, bionic contact lens, retinal implants; Mars rover, sky crane, Three Gorges Dam (China), Millau Viaduct (France); DNA sequencing, human genome mapping; LCD, GPS, MRI, ATM; wind turbines, solar energy, on-line shopping.
The list goes on and on and on. There are far too many technological advances in the past century to mention within one post, so I will stop here.
However, I do have one burning question.
Why, with all of these technological advances and more, can no one come up with a stapler that never jams, uses any kind of staple, and always staples perfectly?
If there’s a scientist or inventor out there who can answer…
Meanwhile, I’ll be utilizing a metal letter opener in order to remove all of the jammed staples from the not-so-awesome technology that had difficulties stapling two stinkin’ pieces of paper together.
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