What technology should be un-invented?

technologies that should be un-invented

Not all innovation is great, there are pros and cons to everything. The world is full of products no one really needs, and there other products that have unintended consequences. What are those things that are ubiquitous that we don’t need?

On this episode we discuss technologies that should be un-invented, such as:

  • 24 hour cable news
  • facebook
  • email
  • social media
  • telephone
  • newsfeed
  • cigarettes
  • heroin / coke
  • leaded petrol
  • selfie stick
  • shake weight
  • segways
  • nuclear weapons
  • chemical weapons
  • gunpowder
  • drones
  • land mines
  • automated phone systems
  • robo callers
  • speed cameras
  • parking sensors
  • car alarms
  • personal GPS
  • taser
  • electric chair

What technology, if un-invented, would improve your life the most?

Let us know what you think on Twitter @jorgebarba and @adrianpedrin.

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Intro audio is by Arturo Arriaga, outro audio is Candyland by Guy J.