Today technology is not my friend, tomorrow maybe different.
It has come to my attention that I am overly dependent on technology as a means of communication and functioning in today’s world. Even right now I am using technology to communicate with you. While I marvel at the ability to deposit a check using a smart phone. To be able to ask a question via live streaming video and have it answered on the spot. Is this really healthy human interaction?
Today, I rarely if ever, make a purchase with a live person in a store front. I do most of my purchasing on-line at a moment’s click. Today that system failed me. It was unexpected and frustrating to say the least. I tried several times but the site was down. It is like the store slammed its doors in my face while I had my money in my hands. I know this is what happens with technology. But I wonder if I have been so accustomed to the immediacy of on-line transactions that any deviation from this turns me into the “Incredible Hulk.”
Here I am sitting at my computer yelling and screaming at an imaginary man inside a box that is suppose to sell me stuff. For example the other day I tried to Skype. I am told this works our beautifully for speaking with someone via long distance. For me however, I spend the better part of 2 hours trying to figure out why I couldn’t find the person I was looking to Skype with.
Lately, the TV remote has even turned on me.
I somehow, unbeknownst to me, keep shutting off the cable. I turned 40 and wonder if it is an actual thing, to loose the ability to work the remote. It’s like the technological Cinderella’s coach. Poof! At 40 all electronics suddenly turn into pumpkins and will not longer work, they just sit there, mocking you. Ok, my rant I over. Now I’m off to try and get the TV to work. Wish me luck…
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