Humans started to separate from the rest of the great apes about 7M years ago and we became modern humans 200k years ago.
Are we now throwing the old blueprint out the window?
So Are we more attuned to our modern needs for the twenty-first century and beyond?
Have we moved beyond the paradigm of living in a nuclear family home in the suburbs?
What do the objects we select tell us about the relationships that exist between designer, retailer and consumer?
What is the design thinking behind some of the everyday items that shape our lives?
First we have to look at ourselves and according to the fountain of modern-day knowledge Google it.
An average person.
Spends 25 years sleeping.
10.3 years working.
48 days having sex.
Women spend 17 years of their lives trying to lose weight.
Spends 9.1 years watching TV.
Spends 2 years watching commercials.
Spends 1.1 years cleaning.
Spends 2.5 years cooking.
Spends 3.66 years eating, about 67 minutes a day.
Spends 4.3 years driving a car.
Spends 3 months of our life in traffic, about 38 hours a year.
Spends 1.5 years in the bathroom.
Spends a total of 92 days on the toilet.
Spends 70% of our waking life in front of digital media.
We laugh out loud 290,000 times in your life.
We walk a total of 110,000 miles.
We spend 90% of your time indoors.
We consume. 1 teaspoons of alcohol per day.
We have between 4 and 6 dreams a night for a total of 2,000 a year.
We fart 402,000 times in your lifetime.
We spend 14 days of your life kissing.
We drink 12,000 cups of coffee.
If you’re more into tea, you drink 48 pounds in your lifetime.
Women spend nearly 1 year deciding what to wear.
The average man will spend 1 year staring at women.
Women spend 8 years of their life shopping.
Women spend 1.5 years doing their hair.
An office worker spends 5 years sitting at a desk.
The average employee spends 2 years sitting in work meetings.
The average person swears 2,000,000 times.
Your heart beats about 100,000 times in one day and about 35 million times in a year. During an average lifetime, the human heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times.
The heart pumps about 1 million barrels of blood during an average lifetime
Your body has about 5.6 liters (6 quarts) of blood. This 5.6 liters of blood circulates through the body three times every minute. In one day, the blood travels a total of 19,000 km (12,000 miles)
the human body is about 60 percent water.
You pass around 42,759…. Liters of Urine in an average life time.
You are awake 16 to 18 hours a day.
“The New Frugality”
The average adult spends more than 20 hours online a week.
On average, people spend more than 490 minutes of their day with some sort of media,.with global average consumption set to rise to 506 minutes.
The internet accounted for 13% of average daily media use in 2010, but is set to reach nearly 30% in 2017.
Instant messaging use has leaped from 38% of mobile phone users in 2013 to 42% in 2014, driven by services such as Whats App and Facebook Messenger.
The mobile phone is now the primary device used for gaming with a quarter of mobile users playing games at least once a week.
80% of internet users aged between 35 and 44 are now on social media.
70% of internet users say they feel comfortable giving away personal information on the internet, including their home address, and a quarter say they don’t read website terms and conditions or privacy statements at all.
Are all becoming shut-ins.?
Or are we closer today to a global revolution than ever before. Can you feel it?
Or are we all disappearing into the Cloud.
The Question is how can we ensure that this is not going to happen.
HERE IS A SUGGESTION THAT COULD NOT BRAKE DOWN THE MESS WE SEE THE WORLD IN.
A UNIVERSITY TRAVEL SUBSIDIARITY AIR TICKET AWARDED TO GRADUATES.
THE SUBSIDY COULD BE GRADED ACCORDING TO THE MARKS RECEIVED.
STUDENTS COULD BE ENCOURAGED TO SAVE THE BALANCE DURING THEIR COURSE.
THERE IS NOTHING LIKE TRAVEL TO OPEN THE MIND.
Here below are a few observations to help you make your mind up.