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Quotidian Study Amanda Ironstand Chelsea Leflar Karli Masker ECE-205
We took a poll to see how many people use remotes to turn on the T. V and other various devices. We found that 22 out of 23 people do!
Is it really that difficult to manually turn on our televisions? • When asked, many people admitted that they would rather look around their house to find their remote, rather than just turn on the TV themselves and change the channels from the TV. This is interesting when you consider that you may spend 3 -5 minutes just searching for the remote.
Today There is a remote control for almost anything. You wouldn’t need to move if you didn’t want to.
Are remotes really helpful, or do they just promote laziness?
On average a child plays 2 -3 hours of video games a day, that’s triple the recommended time! (www. statscanada. ca)
In 2004, 26% of Canadian children were overweight. But in 1978 only 15% were overweight. (www. statscanada. ca) Are our remotes and remote controls contributing to these statistics?
Do you have a fire place? • No need to go out and chop or buy wood to heat it anymore, there are gas fire places now and they can be controlled with a remote!
There’s a remote for EVERYTHING!
“You can also run your house from the numerous remote controls that are available, indeed many homes have remote controlled fittings as standard. Switch your entertainment systems off and on, control the curtains and the lights using a button or two and check who dared to knock on your front door using the CCTV fitted and your remote controlled television. ” (Ashley Smith, “Is Technology making us lazy? ”)
Universal Remote? • Here is a remote which controls all of the electronic devices in Nathan’s home! TV, DVD, Sound system…etc. He hopes to set it up to his lighting system and program the lights to begin turning on every morning, as his radio/music also turns on at the same time and gradually gets louder and louder-A more peaceful way to wake up than your regular alarm clock
Nathan’s Multi-Purpose Remote
• Many family’s have multiple remotes—just to control ONE TV! 3 out of the 4 remotes in this picture are used for one entertainment system. One for turning on the TV. One for controlling the Satellite and one for the DVD system.
iphone has now created an app, idriver, for controlling your car! Check out the videos
Are remote controls convenient or are they promoting laziness? Are we relying more and more on technology? What’s next? Voice activated controls!