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Looking at the course of human events in terms of the theory of evolution, the question is: Why are the lazy, voracious and aggressive ones still around following centuries of natural selection? Can the vices have played a role in the progress of humankind?
Many an inventor admitted quite shamelessly that the desire to make their lives easier had been a principal motive for inventing various gismos. In other words, laziness provided motivations for designing a remote control, food processor, washing machine and other household equipment. Aside from devising automatic machines, the efforts of the world’s best brains are focused on the building of robots, which should spare humans the indispensability of pushing buttons. State-of-the art computer-aided gadgets can turn your house into a “smart home” where lights go up once you step inside and the tap water always has optimum temperatures.