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automobile 3 15.79%
aircraft 2 10.53%
radio 4 21.05%
television 1 5.26%
telephone 3 15.79%
mobile telephone 8 42.11%
i-pod 6 31.58%
computer 2 10.53%
video games 7 36.84%
DVD 8 42.11%
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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-25-2010, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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What should never have been invented?

Many of the things we take for granted in the 21st century were completely unknown or in their infancy 100 years ago. What marvel of "modern" technology do you wish had never been invented, and why?
The poll gives some examples, but I am sure there are many others.

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Re: What should never have been invented?

where is your own answer?

i find it so funny when ppl open polls and don't reply to them...
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Re: What should never have been invented?

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where is your own answer?

i find it so funny when ppl open polls and don't reply to them...
Fair enough. I voted, but did not comment. My votes were telephone, mobile telephone, i-pod and DVD

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IMO mobile phone is the only listed item with cons outweighing the pros. It seems very useful at first sight but the 24/7 ubiquitous availability is a huge step back for mankind.

DVD and video games are pretty useless but not enough as to make me desire they hadn't been invented.

I don't consider life without i-pod to be viable.
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Re: What should never have been invented?

DVD, iPod and video games do not infringe peoples' rights, so why bother to list them?

Mobile phones are another story. They have caused the complete degeneration of society. Useful for emergencies OK, but their use has got completely out of control. I like to walk along the street forechecking people who have their heads down texting and not looking where they are going. I want to sit beside those loudmouths in airport terminals and sing at the top of my voice, but don't have the courage.

I only got one recently because my rented condo had no landline. I never leave home with it.

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None of them shouldn't have been invented.

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The methods and drugs used by Armstrong in 1999 would work in tennis right now, with zero chance of being caught (not slightly surprising to anyone familiar with the topic, btw).
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Mtf.

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Texting. Everywhere you look people are texting. It makes it damn near impossible to talk to people. After every class people whip out the phone and text. I can't stand when I look over at someone who is texting and laughing out loud at a text.

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Ipod of course. There are many similar things that could be used

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Re: What should never have been invented?

of that list im ok with them, but guns and religion would be top of my list of things that should never have been invented in general.

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Re: What should never have been invented?

what's with people voting for videogames

would people have still voted for the 'i-pod' option had it said 'mp3 player' instead? i personally can't go out the door without listening to music, espcially when i have to take the train to uni.
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Hip-hop music.

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Exams. Biggest waste of time.
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