What should never have been invented?

02-25-2010, 09:28 AM
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.

02-25-2010, 10:26 AM
where is your own answer?

i find it so funny when ppl open polls and don't reply to them...

Purple Rainbow
02-25-2010, 10:42 AM

02-25-2010, 11:26 AM
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

02-25-2010, 11:35 AM
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.

02-25-2010, 12:19 PM
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.

And as for the deaths on the road........................

02-25-2010, 12:20 PM
None of them shouldn't have been invented.

02-25-2010, 12:55 PM

02-25-2010, 01:39 PM


02-25-2010, 04:43 PM
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.

02-25-2010, 04:54 PM
Ipod of course. There are many similar things that could be used :shrug:

02-25-2010, 05:26 PM
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.

02-26-2010, 01:06 AM
what's with people voting for videogames :mad: :awww:

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.

02-26-2010, 07:49 AM
Hip-hop music.

02-26-2010, 04:45 PM
Exams. Biggest waste of time.

02-26-2010, 04:48 PM
I like all electronic inventions but if I was forced to dis-invent one I would choose mobiles.

Planes, trains and automobiles are the greatest inventions of all time.

02-26-2010, 08:13 PM
Nuclear weapons?

Mind you, I could see an arguement for Nuclear Weapons making the world safer i.e preventing WW 3 as everyone knows it will be the end of the world if they do.

"I know not with what weapons WW 3 will be fought, but I know WW 4 will be fought with sticks and stones".

02-26-2010, 08:26 PM

+ 1.

Also you shouldn't have been invented.

02-27-2010, 09:20 AM
+ 1.

Also you shouldn't have been invented.