zondag 25 september 2005

(More) dependent on technology(?)

So we are all depending on new technology and sometimes we're even depending too much on it. How bad or new is that? I don't know how to light a fire without matches or a lighter, I'm sure I would have been able to do that when I had been living thousands of years ago....

"For example, in this blog post, someone from the Institute for the Future notes that his car's GPS navigation system was stolen recently -- and even though he knows his way around the city, he proceeded to feel disoriented and get lost, since he was so used to having the navigation system to rely on. It seems likely that these kinds of "technology withdrawal" situations are going to become more common."

1 opmerking:

  1. Yme,

    I don't think it matters at all if we rely heavily on technology. Nobody thinks to ask: "am I too reliant on electricity" or "I wonder if I should try to live without a microwave?" - these things make us more productive and free up time to let us do other things.