Technology=Stress!

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I can share Carrs pessimistic view on his topic, The Big Switch.  I do see how much more complication this advancement in technology is putting in our lives.  We will no longer resort to the simple way of receiving information through observing one another, through reading an article, through conversing with our neighbour.  We now have the opportunity in using so many resources.  In a way this is really good.  We can now become a more informed public.  Not only is it cheaper, but we can also shape our searches better to our likings.  Despite all of this however, complexity in the long run only adds stress.

I went online and found an article that talks about “technostress”.  I agreed on one statement that the writer said:

“Because technology lets us do so much, today we take on too much and end up feeling overwhelmed and never finished. We feel invaded by technology on all fronts, by the beeps of our pagers, cell phones, incoming faxes and those of others around us. We tote our laptops on vacation and our bosses expect us to carry sky pagers. Our personal and work boundaries are blurred and we never feel true “down time” any more.”

In Leonardo DaVinci’s words, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”.  I feel like this and future generations are straying farther from simplicity and ease and nearer towards complexity and difficulty.  I feel like we are losing our values of self-sufficiency and gaining the negative effects of leisure and sloth.  I anticipate a loss within us and around us as well.  Working people will be affected with this sudden switch in society.  It is not hard to imagine a  program replacing the hands and mind of a human like when one sets their automatic sprinklers to water the lawn.  I just feel like it is getting even harder to connect to the simple way and beauty of life.
After reading this I know that it may seem ironic in my decision to enroll in this class and add to the kink of technology.  However, I am interesting with just running with it and doing something useful or beneficial (hopefully).
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