Sometimes the Internet seems to be too much trouble to deal with on a daily, basis. Or at all, ever. It’s become so important to our lives though, in many ways, that it would be almost impossible, or at least very inconvenient, to be without it. There have been those days though when I think I may give it a try. But then, I’d give up a phone (VOIP) that I use as my primary voice connection to the outside world. Sure I have a cell phone, but I rarely use it.Continue reading
A litle over a year ago, I wrote a post titled, Why Have a Smartphone? I think the questions I raised about them then are valid today. these are expensive devices that we seem to be unable to be without. Of course, times have changed and having an old-fashioned landline really isn’t possible for most people today – if the phone company even offers the service anymore (most don’t for homes). People are so attached to these devices that they won’t even go to the bathroom without carrying it along. Yes, I’ve witnessed this. We. love our technology, no matter the shape it takes or the function(s) performed.
Another day, another post on free speech. I’ve been noticing lately how there have been some conservatives desiring some sort of regulation on Big Tech. By that, specifically Facebook and Twitter, possibly Google as well. Is this a good idea? There may be a case for some sort of regulation, but I’m in the camp of no.
Whenever I ask someone I know why they have a smartphone, I’m always surprised by the answer. I too have a smartphone (an iPhone) and yes, it’s a great piece of technology but is it really worth the price? One of the issues with it for me, as a man, is that it won’t fit in my pocket, at least not comfortably, which is something I saw on Twitter today from a friend about them in general.
Have we become too reliant on technology? Would the human race continue to exist without all of the benefits we have today if all of our modern technology suddenly ceased to exist?