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Re: I agree w/ this part

February 16, 2018 03:31PM
At age 66, I like technology up to a point. I like having a cellphone so that I can contact my family or law enforcement or a medical facility in the event of an emergency. I do NOT live on my cellphone as so many others do. I don't download a bunch of apps, etc. and am probably pretty ignorant as far as using all of its capabilities. When I'm in a waiting room, I'd much rather try to engage someone else who's waiting in a real conversation rather than bury my nose in my cell phone. Nothing can take the place of human interaction. It's becoming harder and harder to do.

1. I drive a Mazda 626 which I bought brand new in 2000. Nothing in it is computerized and I hope to gawd this car lasts me till I die. Not only do I dread a car payment, but I dislike all the computerized stuff in new cars. They just have too many techie bells and whistles that I don't think are necessary in a car. It's too much computerized integration of working parts for my tastes.
2. I don't mind online banking, but I do NOT want to pay for stuff using my phone as my new "wallet". Eeeew. That just gives me the willies.
3. The rise of social media is rapidly degrading clear, well thought out, thorough, intelligent communication by written word that requires more than 140 characters. Good grammar, spelling, and even handwriting are all disappearing and that's shameful. Did you know that some schools don't even teach cursive writing anymore? How can that be a good thing, not to be able to write (not print) your own name? I don't like where things are headed.
4. Look what happens "when a system goes down". It cripples entire airports and depending on the system, can put thousands of lives at risk. A computer glitch can be deadly when all our eggs are in one basket.
5. I do NOT want a "smart house". I can turn things on and off myself without help from some Siri on steroids. And by the way, I wouldn't have one of those things you talk to look stuff up when I can do it myself. I prefer it. While looking for answers to one thing or another, I usually learn so much about other stuff along the way which keeps me in a constant state of learning and I hope, growing. You totally miss that by having those little contraptions do it for you.
6. Artificial Intelligence... NO THANK YOU!!

I could go on and on. I don't mean to come off that I'm totally opposed to technology because that's not the case. What I'm opposed to is technology that is making us less human, dumber, and less self-sufficient. Hope that makes sense.

Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 02/16/2018 03:51PM by MamaRAMa.

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JamesJM25February 16, 2018 03:39AM

  TV has become...

sstrams26February 16, 2018 05:27AM

  Re: they made you a liar

MamaRAMa23February 16, 2018 06:17AM

  All good points...

JamesJM20February 16, 2018 07:31AM

  Re: All good points...

MamaRAMa35February 16, 2018 08:31AM

  That was VERY well said

JamesJM20February 16, 2018 09:17AM

  I agree w/ this part

waterfield24February 16, 2018 02:25PM

  Re: I agree w/ this part

MamaRAMa36February 16, 2018 03:31PM

  Re: I agree w/ this part

21Dog21February 16, 2018 05:37PM

  This is NOT disagreement...

JamesJM18February 16, 2018 06:47PM

  my only Siri experience....

21Dog19February 17, 2018 04:14AM

  I'm a bit of an anomaly when it comes to technology..

sstrams13February 17, 2018 04:35AM

  I assume you won't be changing your $$ to digital

waterfield21February 16, 2018 07:07PM

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MamaRAMa13February 21, 2018 07:00AM

  I don't know where it's headed, the implications...

JamesJM22February 16, 2018 06:31PM

  I agree with ya there, Jimmy...

sstrams18February 17, 2018 04:45AM

  A little off topic. . . .

RAMbeau26February 16, 2018 04:33PM

  I'm going to say this aloud....

JamesJM22February 16, 2018 05:12PM