There are a few devices that take a regular beating from a lot of us, and if a robotics revolution ever comes to fruition, it will probably start with one of them. But until that fateful day comes, let’s take a look at some of the tech gadgets we’re eager to neglect. Because they don’t have souls, not yet, anyway.
There’s no one in my life I’m ruder to than the GPS navigation voice, whether it’s Google Maps or Apple Maps or whatever bot is trying to help. Think about it: this poor app uses advanced satellite technology to help me get somewhere fast, alerting me if there are delays or car accidents along the way.
However, when I finally get an idea of where I’m going, I’ll yell at him to shut up and quickly grab the phone to turn it off, not even saying “Thanks” or “Couldn’t have done it without you.” .” Instead, he hears “Okay, got it” as if he knew where he was going all the time and the instructions were mere suggestions that I didn’t ask for.
It doesn’t matter how good the headphones are, whether they’re bulky or small, whether they come with a case or not; at some point they will be thrown in my backpack or in the back seat of my car and forced to defend themselves. by themselves in those jungles. My toothbrush at least has a small holder and it costs a lot less.
I shudder when I think of those poor little headphones loose in my laptop bag, shivering in fear as they’re surrounded by loose peanuts, nails, clips, rubber bands, and old USB drives that no longer work that are angry and wandering the far reaches. . from the backpack as Bounty hunter. “I don’t belong here,” the headphones must think.
video game controllers
It’s probably better that most video game controllers don’t have wires anymore. We all knew that friend who would shake the controller back and forth like a maniac, almost sending the console flying out the window. They treated the controllers like they were Wii motion controllers long before that technology existed.
But we are all hard on them. We push too hard as if the controller can recognize the pressure and urgency, we throw them down when frustrated, and sometimes we look at the controller as if there is something wrong with it instead of acknowledging how much we suck at the game. They just take our abuse for years, and when one of the buttons inevitably starts to stick due to misuse, we throw them away or have that friend you don’t like use them.
USB drives these days have the ability to store all the data of our computers in a small device and according to the movies I have seen, they always contain important secret documents or viruses that can stop a corrupt company or destroy robots. So why am I more likely to remember where I put a BIC pen?
There are probably a handful of missing USB drives with stuff I mistakenly think is important on them scattered across the country. We’re really picky about them when we insert one into our computer, but the rest of the time, they bounce around whatever they’re on like a beach ball with data. Maybe if that data had the ability to spill out like a saucepan into a bowl overstuffed with plastic wrap, we could be a little more respectful.
Your current faulty phone
This is always one of our saddest relationships with technology. Your phone may be a bit old and scratched up, and it knows you don’t respect it anymore and want a new one. He sees you walking through the window of the Apple store like that hackneyed meme with a guy looking at another woman. He sees that she puts it away quickly when she uses it with friends, so they don’t look at it.
However, it’s still diligently doing its job, sending your texts and updating your apps, and taking perfectly decent photos. In some cases, though, it lasts so long that you start to respect the worn-out character of him like he’s the old man in a coming-of-age movie who earns the respect of the cool kids. “You’ve still got it, old man,” the horrible dialogue usually goes.
Remember, there will always be a younger phone, but yours has been through multiple updates and seen things. He knows the ways of the world. Or maybe it’s just a bad old phone. I don’t know. Go ahead and get a new one if you want.