From Casinos to Cars: When is Newer Really Better?

Ryan Thompson December 17, 2019 0

For the world to improve, things are always going to have to change.
Sometimes this involves going forward, but other times it can mean falling back
on the lessons of the past. In an age of so many conflicting opinions, finding
out where the truth lies can be nothing short of a fulltime job. That said, at
least when it comes to technology and entertainment, the line is much easier to

Taking a look at some of the most popular developments of the modern world
has got us wondering: what are the biggest examples of the best changes we’ve
seen through tech recently, and where do these fall short? What makes online
casinos so fun, while similar developments drag video streaming down?

Electric Cars

There’s a lot of debate about electric cars and, like it or not, they seem to be here to stay. Despite the undeniable arrogance and insufferableness of the likes of Elon Musk, we have to admit the draw of lower costs of getting a full ‘tank’ is a significant pull. Gas won’t last forever, unfortunately, and as terrible as Tesla building practices can be, we’re sick of getting blasted at the pumps.

tesla” (CC BY 2.0) by benjie_castillo

Despite the progress in recent years, though, mass use of electric cars seems to be far on the horizon. So far, in fact, that people are betting against Musk’s Tesla and spats between Musk and other prominent figures in the same field suggest they may not be lending the issue of sustainability the serious attention it deserves.

Online Casinos and
Digital Entertainment

There are some forms of online entertainment that we’ve only grow fonder of over time. Playing games at Paddy Casino online, for example, can appeal to us far more than going to a brick and mortar establishment these days. A better selection of games, more bonuses, and no drunken patrons to deal: for many, this makes systems like this a no-brainer.

Even better are the advantages generated by the rise of live casino games.
These are forms of games like roulette and blackjack which include real-life
dealers, live-streamed over the internet. This allows players to fuse the
realism of physical locations with all the convenience of playing online, as a
way to get the best of both worlds.

Really, our enjoyment on this front heavily stems from the fact that while
online casinos involve new technologies, they still stick to the established
qualities of old. No matter the game, from slots to roulette and
live-streaming, these all relate perfectly back to gambling’s legacy.

Television and films, however, often go the other direction. Modern
television and streaming services offer immense choice but, unlike with
casinos, much of the choice is dubious. There’s still a lot of good content out
there, but finding it underneath the stacks of terrible can be some feat:
hundreds of shows focus on reality television (which is anything but realistic),
and on worshipping at the feet of overprivileged celebrities.

Social Media

Today we logged into social media to see photos of family who live on the
other side of the world. People we love who we only manage to see in person
every few years. Connections like this are worth the world to many of us, and
for that, we have to praise the technological developments which make this
world possible.

Last week we watched a bunch of teenagers screaming at each other in the
middle of the city while their friends filmed. This “social experiment” was
developed solely for social media hits, disturbing dozens of people’s lunches
for the benefits of a conceited few.

Unfriend Social Media” (CC BY 2.0) by Nursing
Schools Near Me

This is hardly even close to the first public disturbance which we’ve seen born from social media, and we doubt this is a problem which will do anything but get even worse.

Drawing the Line

The problem with these technologies, as we see it, is not that they’re used,
but how they’re used. In this sense, it could well be time for a deeper
examination of what the components of new technology best suit the world, and
which have been rushed out without regard for greater context.

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