And the fragilis award for this month's New Moon in Libra goes to... The Chairless Chair!
This, my friends, might just be the most fragilis of all the fragilis inventions. This "technology" straps to the legs of factory workers and, when activated, essentially allows them to sit in place wherever they are, fully supporting their body weight.
Their slogan is: Chairolution® "Bringing forth a new era of wearable ergonomic leg devices"
I mean...come on...
How about bringing forth a new era of strong, supple, mobile legs that support sophisticated movement??
Check out the video below to see the Chairless Chair in action:
I came across this on their website under a section called "Why Chairless Chair":
Pretty scary. (think: human factory farm)
Let this encourage you to make a decisive commitment to set time aside each day for uninterrupted movement.. yes even your "days off". Stick to it 90% of the time!
Check out the Primal Movement dispatch of ReWild Yourself! magazine for some inspiration!
Every New Moon, we will be awarding a fragilis award to our favorite person, product, procedure, etc. that represents the deepest depths of domestication!
WHAT EXACTLY IS A FRAGILIS?
I propose a re-designation of ourselves from the currently accepted H. sapiens sapiens to the newHomo sapiens domesticofragilis — meaning wise, fragile, domesticated man. Of course, at first glance this appears tongue-in-cheek, as if I were simply making a sarcastic quip. However, closer examination of the data indicates that when compared against still intact foraging peoples, we moderns are quite fragile indeed. Be it the lack of physical robustness — a distinctly reduced ability to tolerate temperature extremes for example — or simply our tendency towards early degeneration — the diseases of civilization, i.e. diabetes, cancer, heart disease, etc. — modern humans are undeniably far more delicate than our ancestors. While some might argue that domesticogracilis would be more fitting, again I would assert that it is fragility that characterizes us, as gracility implies a kind of gracefulness that is not indicative of most "moderns".