With the advanced technology, do you feel our society is moving at a faster pace then 10 years ago?
Our cell phones, ipads, and other electronics as common use today, do you find yourself spinning faster through your day than ever before? Does any of the advancements create relax and slow down time or does it really give us more to keep up with?
It is a challenging question..I think on the one hand it allows people to get in touch with each other faster, but on the other it also makes it easier to detach...there is a difference between seeing the person face to face and just looking at them on camera..so we move forwards, in terms of technology, but we move backwards in terms of human physical contact.
I really miss receiving letters from family and friends in the mail....you can not make an email smell like perfume!
backporchstories perfume remark reminds me of the good old school days
What I love about the technology is its dynamism. It barely takes two years for vogue to become obsolete. The pace is getting faster, better and hotter compared to the older ways, like snail mail and the like. My worry is non-recyclable trash and we barely relax.
I do find myself spinning faster and faster. Text messaging is becoming the norm. It's so normal, in fact, that now all of my brothers and sister (who are stretched from one side of the U. S. to the other) now just send a text message on each other's birthday. At first, we would be tickled to see who would be the first one to send the birthday wish by text, then we would call the person, too. Now, we have progressed to the point that we only send the text and no call. And, we are at the stage where that is OK. No biggie, right? But, we can't pull that with my mom and dad. They want the phone call. I can't say that I don't understand.
Seems like the new technology is creating a detachment to our fellow human beings. We have contact, but no longer of the human kind. Hearing a voice or seeing a handwriting is lost in our advanced society. So sad in a way!
I agree. What's sadder is that for the most part, people are beginning to prefer it that way. My 14 month old granddaughter knows how to hit the speed dial to call "gamma". At this rate, she'll know how to send a text before she starts school.
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