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Here’s part two…
Yet with every benefit from technology there seems to be a counter benefit. A sort of technical yin yang if you will. Our time savings gadgets have become so complex that it actually takes more time trying to figure out how to work them than it would by not having them. Think I’m being over dramatic? Try out the 25 phone options on the automated customer service number for any product or plan you own! Puzzle people don’t even bother with trying to solve mazes anymore; they spend all their time trying to get to an actual customer service representative.
Ebay is a wonder of technology. The thought that people would actually bid and buy your crap: Amazing! “Hey, honey, I just sold a crayon box for $1.99 that I bought at a garage sale for 25 cents! I’m going to be rich doing this. What a sucker!” Of course lest we not forget the gas spent going to garage sales, the time to place auction, the fees, the time to monitor them, the time it takes to package it up and ship it out. You just invested $36 for an item you sold for $1.99. Who’s the sucker now?
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Email is a wonderful technological advancement. It saves you a stamp and it takes a fraction of the time to receive. But then you have to do everything at work twice. Even though you have a meeting or a discussion with a co-worker it doesn’t really count until you repeat it in an email that they’ll ignore anyway. It’s also wonderful to have conversations back and forth via email…with the person right across the hallway from you that you could actually wave to if you weren’t hiding to avoid eye contact.
I don’t know where all this technology is going to end; probably like the science fiction books, movies and TV I’ve watched where the advanced civilizations just end up being these large useless brains. Either that or machines get intelligence, take over and wipe us out. Neither outcome seems that attractive so I’m keeping a wary eye on technology. You can keep your alien monitored cell phones but when they finally invade planet Earth and hunt you down by using them I don’t want to have to tell anyone “I told you so.”
Thunk up by Ed at 5:00 AM