Monday, November 14, 2016

Technology (week 46)

52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge

Love it or hate it, it’s not going away.  Technology is embedded in our daily routines almost as sure as breathing.
I see it as both good and bad.  The good part is that it has made so many things in our lives easier than they ever have been.  Remember the old days before Google, when you couldn’t remember the same of a movie or a song, and it would drive you nuts for days?  Then, finally, usually at some inopportune moment, you’d remember and triumphantly yell out “it was Busta Rhymes!” in the otherwise quiet grocery store while shopping for melons?  Well, maybe some of you still remember (and some of you are probably Googling who Busta Rhymes is).

So, is it a good thing to have such immediate access to information, or has it made us lazy?

A bad side to this information overload is the fact that there are so many input sources for internet news, that there is almost no filter as to what is accurate.  As evidenced in our recent election, no matter which candidate you wanted, you could no doubt find positive and negative spins on each.  The truth was hidden.  Not meaning to make this a political post, just want to illustrate how an overload of information can complicate things.

I challenge you to turn off all devices at least 4 hours one afternoon this week.  See what you can accomplish the good fashioned way, without technology.  And that means the TV too!

Good luck!

Love and Peace, 


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