Tuesday, August 11, 2009

B.E & A.E the two eras (Wondering Why??)

Hello everyone!It's been a long time since I posted a blog and I hit upon a beautiful topic that my colleague was discussing with me. We all know about the 2 eras namely B.C & A.D (Before Christ!!) & (After Christ)!! right??

Well I would say that there are only 2 eras namely (Before Electricity) & (After Electricity). Benjamin Franklin must be wondering why?? Hmm and I know you have already decided that I have gone nuts....Well, I have a point to prove!!Let's see the effects of having electricity now!!

1) Too many Air conditioners that pollute the environment causing Global warming
2) Too many vehicles on the road with A.C. that add to the misery
3) Too much entertainment for the senses leading to eye & hearing problems
4) Obesity due to automation of everything around us!! Like washing machine, T.V & Audio Remote control, Automatic doors etc...
5) Too much exposure to radiation from cell phones causing brain damage
6) Online payment of bills, bank transactions, applying for loans, cards etc that don't require you to move your fat ass!!
7) Too much pornography on the net which provides easy way to harass children
8) Changing food habits (looking @ junk food ads on TV) , Road accidents (due to stress), health troubles are all caused due to laziness and automated fast paced life of ours that in turn create a need for X-ray machines, scan machines, Electrocardiograms etc....
9) Robots and machines that have reduced the employment opportunities
10) Aircrafts and airliners that have polluted the ionosphere in the name of quick access!!
11) Ships and boats that have increased smuggling and importing of goods from other countries which in turn affects the local Indian farmer and businessman fueling the growth of suicides and mad competition
12) Development of weapons of mass destruction that is a threat to the whole world
13) Easier spread of viruses around the world like swine flu, SARS etc....
14) Genetically modified food and crops that are the most unhealthy ones to eat!!
15) Selling of processed meat (by machines) increased which in turn has created lots of health hazards to people and increases the Global warming due to more cattle being bred for meat fodder!! (Apparently Cattle waste is the predominant creator of Greenhouse gases!!)
16) and finally in the name of social media people like me write blogs to reach out to friends instead of going and meeting them in person :-) natural group dynamics is formed only when we meet in person!! laziness again!!

and the list just keeps going on....

So, friends think deep about the topic I have posted and pray that the Coulombs of charge helps us get charged rather than getting us into more troubles......

Until next,
Jayu.....

3 comments:

Vinay said...

1) Too many Air conditioners that pollute the environment causing Global warming

False: A/C's do not emit Carbon-di-oxide.

2) Too many vehicles on the road with A.C. that add to the misery.

False: This is not due to electricity, but lack thereof. Nikola Tesla already envisioned that electricity would be best to charge cars thereby reducing dependence on fossil fuels and emitting less carbon di oxide.

3) Too much entertainment for the senses leading to eye & hearing problems

This has to do with sloth, a human trait that has been told to forego for eons.

4) Obesity due to automation of everything around us!! Like washing machine, T.V & Audio Remote control, Automatic doors etc...

Another vice called Gluttony. Depends on individual responsibility.

5) Too much exposure to radiation from cell phones causing brain damage.

True. But as technology evolves, so will the cell phones. How many people get brain cancer from cell phones that you have read or heard of?

6) Online payment of bills, bank transactions, applying for loans, cards etc that don't require you to move your fat ass!!

Fat ass is a strong word. One has to work to pay off the loan.


7) Too much pornography on the net which provides easy way to harass children

Another vice, back to personal responsibility. Don't blame the poor electrons.


8) Changing food habits (looking @ junk food ads on TV) , Road accidents (due to stress), health troubles are all caused due to laziness and automated fast paced life of ours that in turn create a need for X-ray machines, scan machines, Electrocardiograms etc....

This is probably true, back in the days, there was little economic progress but people ate healthy. Eating healthy is still a choice.


9) Robots and machines that have reduced the employment opportunities

If humans could stop breeding like Viruses, that is a good thing for Earth. Moreover, I would prefer a Robot to clean by bathroom than a human.


10) Aircrafts and airliners that have polluted the ionosphere in the name of quick access!!

Again, this is Fossil fuels not electricity.

11) Ships and boats that have increased smuggling and importing of goods from other countries which in turn affects the local Indian farmer and businessman fueling the growth of suicides and mad competition


What??

12) Development of weapons of mass destruction that is a threat to the whole world

What does this have to do with electricity? Plus, Humans are wired to kill each other no matter what. Screw them.


13) Easier spread of viruses around the world like swine flu, SARS etc....

By far, there has been most number of death by disease throughout the course of human history, most my mass plagues. It is a miracle that this has not occured in a 100 years, and that is because of advances in medicine with the help of electricity. Thank you Nikola Tesla.


14) Genetically modified food and crops that are the most unhealthy ones to eat!!

Humans!

15) Selling of processed meat (by machines) increased which in turn has created lots of health hazards to people and increases the Global warming due to more cattle being bred for meat fodder!! (Apparently Cattle waste is the predominant creator of Greenhouse gases!!)
16) and finally in the name of social media people like me write blogs to reach out to friends instead of going and meeting them in person :-) natural group dynamics is formed only when we meet in person!! laziness again!!

All of the above are part of the human weaknesses. I would aptly name your blog the 7 deadly sins.

Rajesh Rangarajan said...

Cattle blench is one of the biggeste contributors for Global Warming

Vinay said...

Your rights still my wrongs:

I find it hard to buy the fact that the advances in technology have caused human suffering. It has got to do with Human behavior than the advances.

Btw, i lost all that i just typed..hehe.