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  1. tigris
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    Debate I : Can we live without modern technology?​
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  2. tigris
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    We can live without modern tech.
     
  3. superrob

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    We could offcourse live without it. However without it we would all still be hunting animals..
     
  4. tigris
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    We would never be able to live without it. For instance, if cars didn't exist, how would an american get to work?
     
  5. em2241992

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    We Can live with out, because humans have done it in the past before. We used to get to work by horse, carriages, and of course the greatest human feature, our legs. We have done it up until the 20th century when we started making all this technology. We all love it, but it is nothing more than a luxury.
     
  6. prowler

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    Americans don't have legs now?
     
  7. monkat

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    But more importantly, yes, of course we can live without "modern" technology. Humans have in the past, and we can now. Will the current generation enjoy it? Probably not. It's possible though, exercise does make you enjoy yourself more.
     
  8. N4RU70 FR34K

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    Lawl never mind

    EDIT : Most people can't
     
  9. ByteMunch

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    We definitely can. Look at the slums of third world countries.
     
  10. Elritha

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    Yes, however we could not sustain our current world population without more modern farming and agriculture.
     
  11. monkat

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    It's a very good point that I didn't consider, but wouldn't all of the land and resources that are now used for computers, entertainment, etc. be turned into farming grounds as food becomes the most prized item, and farmers reclaim the most popular profession?
     
  12. Blaze163

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    If we continue developing ever more imaginitive ways of obliterating ourselves, we'll find out soon enough

    Truth be told I think in terms of physical health we'd survive well enough without modern technology, possibly after a long and bloody war for resources but the species would survive. After all, we must have at some point before. But our psychological stability would be greatly handicapped for several generations until we fully adjusted. Most kids these days sink into the depths of despair the moment their mobile phone stops working. They simply can't cope. Not to mention that the internet is an invaluable tool, if only for stress relief, venting anger in some forum at someone you'll probably never see in real life instead of letting it build to dangerous levels and manifesting as a serious mental illness.
     
  13. Infinite Zero

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    We can. Why?
    The past has proven it. Even until now third world countries can, it's just the wants of the people why they think they need it. If you grew up in a "high-tech family" you'll obviously believe that without this and that, you can't survive.


    LAWL. You're kidding? I've seen children who walk over the shallow rivers and hike over small mountains JUST FOR SCHOOL alone.
    Are you saying that Americans can't walk for even just a few hours or even minutes?
     
  14. tigris
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    No, I'm not saying that. I'm saying that workplaces in America are quite far from each other (are they?).
    Anyways, more onto the point that we're currently having this debate on GBATemp, a gem of modern technology, and a way to vent (Blaze's post). Without modern technology you probably wouldn't be sitting here right now debating.
     
  15. Infinite Zero

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    No, I'm not saying that. I'm saying that workplaces in America are quite far from each other (are they?).

    Yo. We're talking about living/life WITHOUT technology. Not thinking that we can't live without it because we wouldn't be able to debate right now.
     
  16. naglaro00

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    1) using animals for transportation in a city - wat
    2) We'll die without technology. We people today are lazy. That's why we invented technology - to make machines do work for us
     
  17. TrolleyDave

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    Of course we'd be able to survive without modern technology, man is a very adaptable animal. It would just mean relearning skills that have been lost because we've had no need for them for a long time, and life would be that little more inconvenient. It all really depends on how "modern" you're talking. Are you talking industrial revolution modern or are you talking mobile phones, games consoles, internet shopping and HDTVs?
     
  18. Scott-105

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    That's a very good point! ( The adaptable thing.)

    I think he just means technology in general.

    IMO, I pretty much second what Dave said.
     
  19. Infinite Zero

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    People only got lazy because they(including me [​IMG] ) think that the present can do most work for us that, meaning, no one gives a damn to do hard way anymore. [​IMG]
     
  20. Scott-105

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    Well why would people even try to work hard, when there's an easier way. Although, if suddenly all of the easier ways to do things vanished, people would adapt to it, as Dave already stated.
     
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