Mar 29, 2011

From A Cynical Point Of View

History is fascinating, present is one’s own perspective and future is not known. But hopping between these time eras, I wondered whether the human race has really evolved during its long journey of hundreds and thousands of years.

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In the past, we fought with clubs, then swords, bows and arrows; now there are guns, missiles and bombs for the same.
In the past, we played outdoor sports and indoor games for amusement; now we just need to glue our eyes to the screen for that.
In the past we used our vocal chords for communication; now we play dumb and use our fingers for communicating (internet, text message).
Earlier we never needed to package anything; now packaging is quite essential and the stuff inside is almost of inconsequential value.
In the past we used our feet for walking, then animals and now we have machines to carry our weight.
Earlier we prayed to nature Gods (air, sun, water, fire) and now we exploit the same nature for our own luxuries.
Earlier we used our mind for calculations and remembering stuff; now we have calculators and reminders for the same. Likewise we used to think new ideas in the past but now we google them.

Have our thoughts or our actions evolved with time? Earlier, we humans fought like savages in greed of territories and treasures; we still do the same. Earlier we fought in the name of religion; we still do the same. Then and now, our actions and motives remain unchanged. But what’s changed is the mode of doing them. Machines have evolved over times, thereby reducing our mental and physical work (still we complain of lack of time!) So who is evolving eventually? We, the human race, who is outsourcing its faculties to inanimate objects or the machines which are gradually taking over the human race?

6 comments:

  1. This was a sarcastic yet a true remark on our behaviorism. And yes, you can't deny that we involved..but backwards! Life could have been a lot simpler had we still enjoyed the stone-age?

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  2. Interesting.

    I think the cliche "there is nothing new under the sun" is true. All that's changed is us improvising ways to accomplish a certain something.

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  3. Well, Neha, here is what moi thinks 'twas, 'tis and 'twill be.
    [Change "Repressed" to "Distressed"]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LubuSAgB5s

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  4. Sourav, Lemons DML and T.Hershman, Thanks for your views :)

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  5. well, thought provoking. Too many things brought to the table while you were making comparisons.
    Nice one...
    Personally, I believe, its not the machines that are evolving but the proclivity of humans towards out-of-the-box thinking that is causing the evolution. One positive take away :)

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  6. I like your positive approach Animesh :)

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