Second Annual National Wormhole Wormfest

Friday, March 14, 2014

I’m late to the party, as usual, but I’m participating in the 2014 Second Annual National Wormhole Week (or 2014 Wormfest): For 2014, the theme is to name one thing where science advances mankind, and one where the same technology with unforeseen consequences will go too far and set mankind back.

This hop is hosted by Stephen Tremp, Alex J. Cavanaugh, and L. Diane Wolfe and the list of those participating is here.

Here goes…One of the everyday things that has made the biggest impact on me, apart from the calculator and cellular phone, is the television remote. That little doodad has made life so easy that sometimes I amaze myself with the things I do.

Have you ever lost the remote and walk by the television time and again searching for it, but don’t hit that ‘on’ button with your finger?

I have.

With all the advances we’ve made in technology, I sometimes think that our brains are in danger of atrophying from disuse.


  1. To think we used have to get up to change the channel. And remember those giant knobs? That if the knob came off, you had to use needlenose pliers to change the channels?

  2. Yes! I have done that. Although we did have a TV with a broken manual switch, so we had to find the remote for that one.

  3. Hahahaha! That's classic! See, this is why I have kids. (Son, go turn up the volume.) ;)

  4. Crystal, my mother does that too. Yes the remote can make us lazy but it is so darn convenient. I always turn on the television with the button but everything else is remote control baby.

  5. JL, interesting point of advanced technology causing trophy. Maybe it's true, We Are All D-E-V-O.

  6. I'm waiting to see an app for your phone for finding lost remotes...

  7. We have become button pushers for sure. I wonder if that could be related to pushing people's buttons? Hmmmmmm... :)

  8. Hopefully I'm better late than never here...
    I couldn't agree more. It seems that techonological advancements that make our lives more convinient, are also slowing us down mentally.
    Not all of us, but a lot of us are getting dumber...Was that too much?
    Anyway, good post.


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