Is technology taking over our lives? Or do some people just make choices with regard to choosing technology over interacting with their family and friends?
I don’t believe that “technology” can take over our lives — unless we choose to let it.
So it was with interest that I saw a lengthy article written over at the New York Times, “Hooked on Gadgets, and Paying a Mental Price.” I was going to comment earlier on the article, thinking it was going to be this thoughtful, in-depth look at how technology is impacting people’s lives for both the positive and negative.
Instead, it appeared to be some sort of story revolving around a guy called Kord Campbell and his family. Kord apparently has a hard time prioritizing things in his life — to the point of actively ignoring his family, getting distracted by minutiae of little importance, and missing important emails in his inbox (not just once, mind you, but over and over again). If this sounds more like someone who may have bigger issues than just learning how to integrate technology successfully into their lives, you’d probably be right (but of course, I’m just speculating).
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