Been watching the Olympics? Good! You are a true patriot. And along the way, you’ve also probably noticed that a lot of these sports seem to lean pretty heavily on the technology that accompanies them. Archery bows look like post-apocalyptic bunker defense. The shooting portion of the modern pentathlon is basically laser tag at this point.
All of which is fine, but sometimes it starts to feel as though the athletes are becoming increasingly irrelevant. Even seemingly stripped-down sports like running and swimming have shoes and suits that that give tangible boosts. Progress is progress, and nothing about it is inherently bad. But which in which sport do you think machine matters more than man the most?