What will the future
In today's high-technology world, being connected to other people
who you care about has become incredibly simple and instant. When I
was young I had three basic ways to interact with my friends, family
and business contacts. 1) Travel to them or 2) Send them a letter or
package or 3) Call them on the phone.
Now, with computers, tablets, cell phones connected to everything
and everyone - all we have to do is push a button and be instantly in
contact with anyone, anywhere.
The big question yet to be answered is how does these technological
marvels affect the quality of our relationships. Do we
substitute texting, emailing, Tweeting and Facebook for a face to face
conversation? Each of us need to answer this question in the context
of our own lives. But, I would suggest that, as always, balance is the
most important consideration.
We have all heard horror stories of people Addicted to their
devices to the point that they shut out the real world. Probably the
most disturbing example in my mind is watching someone walking down
the street typing on a cell phone or tablet, oblivious to the
potential dangers right in front of them. I have actually seen people
walking into trees, into traffic and one guy who fell into an open
I guess the largest issue is our individual level of awareness or
our world. As a wise man once said, "It does not cost anything to
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