Actually, i think i should fully address the attempt at creating a STRAWMAN so that others dont feel tempted to try and create their own.
Nowhere did the parent in the article, the writer of the article i linked, or i advocate parental negligence or irresponsibility.
Furthermore, i am specifically commenting on how this "automated parenting" incentivizes laziness.
I know people who have been teachers for DECADES. Theyve commented how things have progressively gotten worse and worse as people have become lazier with technology that isnt REALLY advancement.
The state of the packed lunches that even affluent parents send their kids to school with was brought to mind when i read about this "feature" of Windows 10. "Its disgusting. A lunchable and a bag of chips" is what i hear is quite common.
Basically, inedible trash churned out by massive corporations designed to replace the WORK and EFFORT of making food for their children.
Well when they bounce off the walls from eating all that trash they can always pump them full of pharmaceutical drugs to compensate, right?
Windows 10 and most of its "features" cater to the same degenerate mentality that is so common now.
Microsoft is just giving the market what it wants, but what does that say about the people who like it? Lol.
Youre basically saying that educating yourself(effort) paid off, correct?
Im all for technological advancement when its REAL advancement and not regress disguised as progress.
People are becoming so helpless that they cant do anything for themselves anymore, even THINK. They rely on SOMEONE ELSE to do it for them.
The Windows 10 commercial could be summed up by saying "your children will never need to know how a computer works".
That mentality is both unsustainable and nonadaptive. We are the only species foolish and hubristic enough to think that the rules of nature do not apply to us.
If we become helplessly enslaved to corporations and technology we do not understand or control then the long term result will be the same as any other nonadaptive species: EXTINCTION.
As for "not technically inclined" people using computers, they should at least learn enough to use one.
You have to LEARN how to do lots of things like riding a bike or driving a car if you want to actually do it.
Why shouldnt people learn how to use the technology they use? Isnt that irresponsible?
And of course its not limited to microsoft. Its a pervasive trend and Windows 10 being the way it is is a SYMPTOM of the underlying societal problem that gave rise to it.
Edited by BlackDoveMobile, 14 September 2015 - 08:00 AM.