Thoughts about technology

The other day, a friend of mine was asking if I thought technology made me feel more alone. I actually didn’t think that at all but I guess I could see where he was coming from. He was thinking about things like the touch order screens at various restaurants with the lack of human interaction. Instead of having somebody take pictures of you, you might have a drone take automatic pictures of you. Of course, it’s up to us to choose who goes with us and who we hang around. Just because of different technology, I don’t think it makes us more alone. I feel that it just improves our lives and makes it easier to communicate with more people. With our cell phones, we are able to reach out to just about anybody at any reasonable hour. Not too long ago I had a new smart thermostat installed into my home. What is great about the smart thermostat is that I can control the climate control system from my cell phone from just about anywhere. My friend was wondering where it will end with all this smart technology. He was talking about how you would have a maid to clean your house, but now you can have robots that vacuum everything regularly. You can even order groceries from your smart fridge without having to go to the store. I still saw these things as life improvements and conveniences. If I wanted to throw a party, I can easily call up my buddies and hangout at my place. If I have my carpets vacuumed regularly, that’s all the better for everybody!

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