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(Gizmodo)   Which technological innovation has accidentally killed the most people? Degree of difficulty: porn is *not* considered tech   (gizmodo.com) divider line
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2020-06-15 10:06:12 AM  
Automobiles

*Click's link*

Well I'll be damned. Never considered that.
 
2020-06-15 10:14:31 AM  
If you're talking about pure technology with no human controls and a direct impact causing death, so ignoring cars, guns, planes, etc, I'd go with Ladders. They've been around for thousands of years and people have been falling off of them ever since.
 
2020-06-15 10:16:00 AM  
If we want a modern answer, Facebook.

Although I can't promise you that those were accidental
 
2020-06-15 10:38:57 AM  
Fire.
 
2020-06-15 10:40:58 AM  
Number 2 on the list is lube.
 
2020-06-15 10:48:24 AM  
The printing press?
 
2020-06-15 11:00:19 AM  
Pointed sticks.

Arrows, catapults, bullets, bombers, Nuclear missiles, mass drivers. All are just larger pointed sticks or way to get those pointed stick into people.
 
2020-06-15 11:00:52 AM  
Gunpowder
 
2020-06-15 11:03:19 AM  
Well, the boat is a technological innovation and it carried small pox to the New World and Black Plague and syphilis to Europe.
 
2020-06-15 11:12:44 AM  
Might as well claim that writing or agriculture has claimed more lives as it has allowed powerful civilizations to form and go to war with other powerful civilizations for millenia. 🙄
 
2020-06-15 11:13:32 AM  

Metaluna Mutant: Pointed sticks.

Arrows, catapults, bullets, bombers, Nuclear missiles, mass drivers. All are just larger pointed sticks or way to get those pointed stick into people.


Yeah but that's not exactly an accident.
 
2020-06-15 11:25:28 AM  
Very small rocks.
 
2020-06-15 11:30:46 AM  

Schlubbe: Gunpowder


Ding, ding, ding.
 
2020-06-15 11:41:12 AM  
Medicine or the medical field.
 
2020-06-15 11:50:18 AM  
Boats?
 
2020-06-15 11:56:49 AM  

Metaluna Mutant: Pointed sticks.

Arrows, catapults, bullets, bombers, Nuclear missiles, mass drivers. All are just larger pointed sticks or way to get those pointed stick into people.


Fresh Fruit.
 
2020-06-15 11:58:48 AM  

snowybunting: Very small rocks.


Lead
 
2020-06-15 12:00:59 PM  
Shovel >>> mines >>> coal >>> climate change
 
2020-06-15 12:02:06 PM  
Smoking in a printing press
 
2020-06-15 12:06:51 PM  
If we're talking a single accident: Banqiao Dam? 85,600 to 240,000 deaths, depending on the source.
 
2020-06-15 1:19:31 PM  

lifeslammer: Shovel >>> mines >>> coal >>> climate change


Yeah, I can't get any further than "all of our technology will ultimately kill us." It has to do with using too much energy, in any form. We have to take less energy from the earth, and put more energy into recovering its natural processes. Low-tech. The energy of our bodies being used, instead of machines.

We have always done just the opposite.
 
2020-06-15 1:32:54 PM  
seeing as we have but a short time to analyze here (few thousand years) i would say that any finger pointing would be kinda hasty.

and in the end, we don't need technology to kill each other, deep down we are all just a pile of screaming a-holes.
 
2020-06-15 1:58:39 PM  
Was Thanos made accidentally?
 
2020-06-15 8:59:17 PM  

cryinoutloud: lifeslammer: Shovel >>> mines >>> coal >>> climate change
Yeah, I can't get any further than "all of our technology will ultimately kill us." It has to do with using too much energy, in any form. We have to take less energy from the earth, and put more energy into recovering its natural processes. Low-tech. The energy of our bodies being used, instead of machines.
We have always done just the opposite.


You think that's farking funny? Christ, I'm not even a real scientist, and I can understand a few basic laws of nature. We have to stop burning up all the dinosaurs.
But tell me all about your favorite superhero trilogy.
 
2020-06-16 3:40:19 AM  
Is the invention of money considered "technical"?
Who decides?
 
2020-06-16 11:47:31 AM  
deadly tech? comics, caves drawings on.  info spreads, not all of it anywhere near correct.
 
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