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Choose and Defend: The Death of Technology

iron maidenThere’s a short article this month in the Atlantic about the future of the automobile. It’s speculative, of course, but the gist is that by the end of this century cars as we know them will be no more.

I’m sure we all see that coming, and it’s obviously necessary, but it still makes me a bit sad. I like cool cars in a less than auto enthusiast but greater than the average person kind of way. The notion that there will be no place in the world beyond museums for old Jaguars, Austin-Healeys, and primer gray Camaros is a bummer.

But it happens to all technology eventually. We don’t see a lot of catapults and balustrades protecting cities these days, for example, though I’m sure somewhere there’s a hipster army fighting with them.

So here’s your mission: Pick one technology that you love that you never want to see go obsolete, and defend your choice in the comments section. And no, “porn” is not a technology. Thank goodness.

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  1. I love popcorn. If popcorn was a girl, I’d marry it. I eat popcorn at least four times a week from a container so large it takes over an hour to empty. I satisfy my salty addiction with one of the greatest inventions ever created – the hot air popcorn popper. I don’t do the microwave bags, the silver-domed shake and pop pans or the fancy schmancy old timey kettles. The magic of the hot air popper is that you can add anything you want to your virgin corn while it’s actually popping. In my case that’s salt and butter spray. You can’t do that with the other methods. The thought of my popper breaking and not being able to find another is the stuff of which nightmares are made. Thanks for such a thought provoking question. I will definitely buy at least five extra poppers and put them away… just in case.

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  2. Oddly enough, for being a borderline Luddite, I love Skype/Facetime – whatever kind of video phone device one has. I don’t get out much, and it is nice to be able to see and talk to people I care about who are thousands of miles away. The fact that there is no extra charge for this outside of basic phone/internet service is nothing short of a miracle, and this is another reason why I love it. Not a very interesting choice, and it is highly unlikely it is going anywhere soon, but how long will it be free?

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