Human laziness: are we hovering to close to WALL-E?

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By Manpreet Singh

Imagine a world where you never have to walk, where technology can take you wherever you want to go, with- out ever having to take a single step.

Sadly, we have not reached that height in technology, but now we have the next best thing: hoverboards. Hoverboards were first introduced in the classic movie, “Back to the Future II.” Now a reality, they help humans conserve more energy. There is no need to waste our breath on walking.

Humans have walked since the beginning of time, but hoverboards can replace that. No longer do people have to waste energy on such a basic task, like walking.

It is true that hoverboards may lead to a path of no re- turn. We may get too addicted to the hoverboard or forget how to walk, but we sit most of the day anyways. So let’s just let the future generations deal with this risk because “WALL-E” shows us that it is possible for our successors to eventually figure out how to walk again.

“WALL-E” brings to light the dangers of what comes with technology, and how our rate of consumption will make us so inactive that we may regret our current ob- session with hoverboards. But with hoverboards, hu- mans can use the energy that they save to be more productive and discover amazing innovations.

There would also be more energy dedicated to curing medical and health problems that plague today’s society.

Americans have learned to make full use of the helpful hoverboard and no longer have to worry about spraining an ankle. Now Americans do not have to break a sweat and that is a luxury that we should be thankful for.

It is hard to believe that New York City has banned the use of hoverboards on sidewalks. The poor New Yorkers have to continue to do what our ancestors did: walk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that about one third of American adults are obese and hoverboards will likely increase this rate. But accord- ing to “WALL-E,” there will be an apocalypse soon, and with more fat we will all be better equipped to survive. At the end of the day, the hoverboard will eventually save many lives.

Author: Plaid Press

Granada Hills Charter High School newspaper

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