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Information & Technology Age...What You Like, What You Dislike

If you're reading this blog, you are well aware of the information and technology explosion that continues to unfold before our eyes. But is it all beneficial?

 

If you're reading this blog, you are well aware of the information and technology explosion that continues to unfold before our eyes.

It seems there's something new to explore everyday, thanks to technology and what it allows us to do. The world is literally at our fingertips.

There is no denying how all of this technology has changed our lives over the past decade or so. Would you have imagined just a few years ago that you would be able to sit at your computer and see someone a world away and carry on a live conversation with them? How about sharing information about yourself with the world whenever you want? Or the ability to watch TV shows with the click of a mouse, or even on your phone? How about paying your bills online, or finding out information about anything at anytime?

With all of the benefits of this technology, some also see the downside. Not all that's available at our fingertips is desirable or healthy to see and hear. Do we really want to know what people are doing every second of the day? (Right now I'm writing a blog) Do we always need to be plugged in with mobile phones, texting and e-mail? Is the person you're talking with on the phone so uninteresting that you need to put them on hold for another call coming in? If you missed your favorite show all month, is it really your favorite show...do you really need to watch the past four or five episodes on DVR?

The point of all of this...while the technology explosion has made vast improvements in all of our lives, how much of what we use is driven by need and enjoyment, and how much of it is just a waste of our time?

Let me know what you think. You can comment here, text me, e-mail me, send a tweet, or leave a phone message. But don't expect me to get back right away...I have a lot of TV shows backed up on DVR I need to get to!

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