Has it occurred to anyone else that much of our communication technology which provides easy communications has actually made us a less connected and less personal society?
I recently started discussing this with a few different people and have since found out that there are published books on the matter which relate in a relative way.
Does anyone remember hand written letters? Or how about a pen pal in another country in which you would receive 1 letter a month… it seemed so far away.
Anyway, years ago hand written letters became a thing of the past, replaced by email. Now email has been replaced by things like blogs and facebook in which you can simply write a quick comment on somebody’s wall.
Similarly, home phones have been replaced for the most part by cell phones and conversations on those is even becoming less frequent, at least in my experience as the option of texting seems to be much easier for most people as it doesn’t require any lengthy communication.
Anyway, I can only imagine where we are headed as our technology is continually becoming more advanced and there are sure to be more communication devices that will allow us to become more disengaged.
p.s. By the way, who here doesn’t hate menards?