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(Pocket-lint) - Internet llegó y cambió nuestras vidas. Los teléfonos inteligentes y los televisores súper delgados ahora son estándar en todo el mundo. Pero no siempre fue así, oh no, fue mejor una vez.
Mejor como? Te escuchamos preguntar. De muchas formas. Vivíamos vidas felices antes que los teléfonos y el correo electrónico. Realmente no nos dimos cuenta de los cambios que ocurrieron a lo largo de los años.
Desde televisores y computadoras portátiles que se adelgazan a medida que nos abultamos, hasta teléfonos que realmente se debilitan, la tecnología nos ha afectado sorprendentemente de maneras que tal vez no esperábamos.
Pero una selección de artistas muy ingeniosos ha notado todos los cambios que la tecnología ha traído y los ha tomado a la ligera. Sí, la mayoría de ellos son cambios para peor. Pero la forma en que estos cambios son tan obvios, aunque apenas los notamos, es brillante.
Por supuesto, si eres alguien que nació después de Internet o después de que aparecieran los teléfonos inteligentes, es posible que todo esto no tenga mucho sentido.
Pasar el tiempo
Things have changed a lot over the decades. We used to pass the time with toys and video games, now spend more and more time online, reading amusing articles and laughing at memes or webcomics.
Google nos ha hecho perezosos
Google has certainly made us lazy. You don't have to use your brain when you can Google the answer to a question, but what if Google doesn't have the answer?
Jugar con amigos
In the good old days, we'd spend time together, even when playing video games. All you needed was a TV, some controllers and room on the sofa for some pals and you had yourself some great split-screen gaming fun. Now even co-op games are played over the internet so we see less of our friends, even if we might spend more time playing with them.
This one has been a running joke since Netflix rose in popularity - how many people have you given access to your Netflix account? It really brings out the penny-pinching family members who don't want to pay the subscription.
Technology has got thinner, lighter, more portable and more accessible. The problem is it's also made us lazier and in some cases fatter too. Tech shrinks, we grow. Not ideal.
Microtransacciones y botines
The gaming industry is constantly changing. In the good old days, you had to work (or grind) to complete a game, unlock sidequests, access special characters and more. Now gaming publishers have made it so you can just pay your way to victory. It's nowhere near as rewarding, but people seem to love splashing out the extra cash, so it's not changing any time soon. Loot boxes, microtransactions, season passes and special editions. Spend, spend, spend.
No hecho para durar
They just don't make tech like they used to. There are plenty of hilarious memes about the robust and resilient Nokia phones of old and there's a good reason for it. Modern phones break far too easily. Sure, they're much more feature-rich, but at what cost? Especially for us clumsy butter-fingered buffoons who can't help but drop our devices.
Tratando con una horda ruidosa
In the old days, it took boiling oil and hard words to deal with the rowdy masses, now you can upset people by just turning off their internet. It's amazing how anxious people get when they can't access Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.
Piernas de perro caliente
Can't even enjoy a good holiday nowadays without staring at your phone or snapping photos of your tanning legs. We used to just soak in the surroundings and have a good time, now we're all too caught up on sharing snaps or catching up on our friends' latest antics.
Demasiado genial para social
A couple of years ago, people would have thought they were cooler than you because they didn't have a Facebook account. Now it might actually be a sensible move, what with the all the hacking, privacy leaks and data issues behind the social network (and other sites). Sometimes we think it might be better to just give it all up and go live in a cave.
Lectura de baño
With access to the internet, it's a lot easier to access more information and digest more while you take a break. But it often means we spend more time in the bathroom than we probably should. And there's always the danger of water damage to your precious iPad or browsing device of choice.
We used to go outside to play and have fun and frolics in the mud with friends. Kids nowadays go outside to catch Pokemon.
Atracones de Netflix
It's too easy to smash your way through an entire season of a show, blinded into a TV-watching stupor by the convenience of it all. In the old days, you'd have to get up to put the new VHS tapes or DVDs in or wait a week for the next episode. Now we're all slaves to the screen.
Incluso la crianza de los hijos es difícil
Thanks to the proliferation of technology, even being a parent is hard in modern times. In the old days, we'd have just been sent to our room as a punishment if we misbehaved, where there was nothing to do but stare at the walls or maybe read a book. Now kids have phones, tablets, televisions and more. You have to think of new ways to punish them, like cutting off the Wi-Fi or maybe even the power to the entire house.
Ve y juega afuera
Kids these days are too clever for their own good. Go outside and play? Get some fresh air and a spot of sunshine? Sure, why not, as long as they can take a screen with them.
Tecnología de la película
Technology has changed plenty of things over the years, including vast improvements in the movie industry with CGI and green screen trickery making things much more convincing and interesting on the big screen. That's not always a good thing though, the creativity of the FX department isn't what it once was. Just look at this comparison image of Star Wars wizardry then versus now.
Un juego de futbol
Going outside for a game of football is so overrated when you can just fire up FIFA and pretend you're a real pro. No need to get dirty or risk breathing fresh air.
The technology to store digital files have become cheaper and cheaper over the years. You could argue that's no bad thing - you can now store more games, photos, videos and more with ease. But have we become complacent? Do we treasure our digital memories anymore? Or are we just snap-happy hoarders?
Intercambio de roles
When we were nippers we used to turn to our parents for help with building Lego, setting up toys and playing games. Now they turn to us for help fixing their tablets, phones or computers. It's good to feel useful, not so good to see our heroes baffled by the technology we've grown up with.
La tecnología ha avanzado a pasos agigantados
It won't be long before people don't know what a landline phone looks like or have never heard the nostalgia-inducing tone of a modem dialling up.
Tecnología de distracción
Like a calling siren, the constant bombardment of notifications is often too much to resist. These gadgets, gizmos and social networks are constantly screaming for our attention and are certainly getting in the way of more important things.
Nadie olvida tu cumpleaños
Technology has even ruined birthdays. Sure, no one is going to forget your birthday anymore as Facebook is always on hand to let them know it's your born day, but you're less likely to get a card now.
Ninguna idea es original
Technology is not necessarily to blame for this one. But it certainly does feel like no idea is original, they're constantly remaking old films and the cinema is regularly showing remakes, reboots and more. Now we can even watch them all on our phones.
Un buen libro
There's nothing quite like a good book, hold on, a notification, better check what this is. Ooooooooh, interesting.
Far too easy to get distracted by your phone. Did you ever get distracted by a book?
Antes de comer ...
You can't possibly eat a meal without first recording it in image form for prosperities sake. At least it's easier to snap a photo than it is to etch out a cave drawing though. Cave people had it hard.
How many letters do you get dropping through your door or mailbox that are actually from real people, rather than just bills, invoices or unwanted junk mail? Now our email inboxes are also stuffed with nonsense, but maybe we appreciate the little things more.
Venta de vapor
Every so often, the Steam sales kick off and PC gamers nurse their wallets, spending more than they should on games they don't need and probably won't play. Games are so affordable nowadays, it's far too easy to end up owning a massive collection of games and having too many - not knowing what to play when you have time to get a good gaming session in.
Gadgets have changed so much that young people are often baffled by the old tech they've seen. Not a problem for them necessarily, but it certainly makes us feel old and over the hill.
Correr es un trabajo duro
Technology is designed to make our lives easier. You can now track your run, monitor your heart rate, stream your favourite tunes while on the go and of course, share all that on social afterwards. It's a hassle, but have you even gone for a run if no one knows about it?
Los planes de datos son una pesadilla
There's nothing like worrying about how much it's cost you to accidentally use too much data on your phone because you forgot to connect to Wi-Fi. Not as financially painful as accidentally roaming, but still not great.
Hablar con la gente está sobrevalorado
Texting, instant messaging and all sorts of apps that help us keep in touch actually seem to have stopped us talking to one another. When was the last time you answered a call? Especially from a number you don't recognise.
Cena con amigos
Technology has even spoilt dinner with friends. You can't even have a nice meal without someone breaking out their phone. Of course, it's great to be able to grab your device to quickly find the answer to a trivia question that has you all stumped, but wouldn't it be nice if we could just chat?
Esperanzas y sueños
It's not always technology that's made life worse, sometimes it's the life hassles standing in the way of your tech. For example, pesky parenting duties getting in the way of your gaming or the hassle of having to work a job to pay for your games library.
No descargarías un auto
Our parents always made a point of teaching us the importance of sharing with our siblings and playing nice, but apparently sharing torrented files and cracked programs isn't acceptable. Who knew.
There's nothing quite like laughing out loud at a good joke you've read on the web or a hilarious video you've just caught on YouTube, but you only end up looking like a man man. Instead, we spend most of our time lying about our emotions with the use of emojis.
Antes del matrimonio
Some people believe in no hanky-panky before marriage, more modern thinkers believe you should test how they handle slow internet or no Wi-Fi.