I know it’s trendy to fight the system and cry that we are all becoming slaves of technology, but this attitude overlooks that computers and phones are tools for communicating. When someone thinks I’m an idiot smiling at a machine, I’m actually smiling at my girlfriend who is 10000 miles away and whom I would have never met if not for these newfangled electronics. As they say: when the wise man points to the moon, the fool looks at the finger.
This is a topic that I’ve been wanting to tackle for a while now; much credit to this excellent post for bringing it to the front of my brain.
This is what I always tell people. Also, it’s not “fighting the system” to accept the default opinion, which is that all technology that doesn’t directly produce a bunch of overpriced, useless material shit which is totally dumb, in the sense that it does not produce information, is a bad thing. Everyone is fucking afraid of the Singularity, of robot consciousness, of open biotechnology, et cetera. Guess what else is scary? Fire. But without it, we would be dead.