tl;dr Has technology made our life too easy despite many economical advantages?
The other day my brother, Mike, and I were talking to our local priest concerning matters Orthodox when Fr. Jim (the priest) starts talking about how he is trying to move away from technology (like his iPhone) and he mentions how I am the "King of Texting."
Mike says something to the effect of how texting is what is popular today. I was going to say something to the effect of how much easier it is to send a simple text message than it is to make a phone call, but immediately thought better of it. Later, at home I thought (as I often have) is life getting too easy?
Before we had phones there was a thing called the post office for communication with friends and family. Now we have land lines, computers with internet access, cell phones with internet access.
Before we had the internet for research we actually had to go down to the library and pull out books. Now we have wikipedia and all kinds of references at our disposal.
Granted, all of this technology has benefited many, like corporations who can expand business and hire (supposedly, and in a good economy) more people. Not to mention the capability to teach even more people about Christ!
Sometimes, I feel as though all of this technology has made us a lazy generation, what with watching TV during dinner instead of having a family gathering at the dinning table, and video games such as football instead of going outside to play football. It seems like the art of going outside and getting dirty is being lost, it seems like children these days are not as active as they used to be - in playing games instead of being outside riding bikes.
Yes, I am guilty of using technology to make my life easier, but - since I love to be outside and go camping and hiking - I like to think that if one massive EMP hit the world I would be able to survive with out my facebook.
Does anybody else think that technology has made life too easy?