Automation: Helping Us Take It Easy or Just Taking Laziness Too Far?
What do pre-cooked, microwavable meals, keyless car remotes and automatic doors have in common? They are all inventions created by society’s most innovative minds for the world’s laziest bodies. If you happen to be someone who relishes the gizmos that make life just a bit easier, then you’ll find yourself very at home in America. My delight in discovering that American shopping carts, strollers and even car roofs come equipped with cup holders was surpassed only when I discovered a toilet stall in Las Vegas that provided the user with not only a cup holder but an ash tray as well. Indeed, everyday activities seem to require less effort than they do at home and