I think there's more to reality than planting a garden but I get your point! In some respects we're way too hooked on high tech stuff and potentially it's starting to turn many of us in the west a bit weird, alienating us, undermining our social skills and feel of community. I'd like to see the world slow down - why do we need so much of everything when only a few things will do to make us happy? - and for us humans to re-connect again, somehow.
But since the beginning of the industrial revolution we've been moving away from the roots of our being..the soil..and turning to machines. Social movements, revolutions, wars and political judgements notwithstanding, this advance so called has built up its own momentum - science rides the tides of everything we do - for good or bad - and some people are becoming disconnected it is true.
From the games addict to the techno freak, from the paranoid politician demanding secret intelligence to the corporate CEOs creating virtual worlds for all, the high tech mindset is here to stay. Thankfully, most of us still have enough grip on the real world to cope, and even thrive, but there will come a day when, in a brave new world, many day to day things are carried out by robots and other forms of artifical intelligence. That's way off in the future.
For now we strive to get the balance right. The digital world is moving way too fast for people like me - a boomer - with the internet zooming ahead of the law, always dangerous, and job markets shifting like never before.