There are discussions happening everywhere about the advance of technology, and how it is either improving our lives or dumbing us down. Just accidentally leave your smartphone at home one day, and you will quickly know how dependent we have become on these mobile devices to communicate, navigate, and socialize. The Moderate Voice was where we found an interesting piece on this topic, titled “The Ontology of Technology.”

Depending on which side of the fence you fall, you might find technology to be a godsend for organization and reachability. However, you might also believe a cell phone should be just that, a DVR knows way too much about your preferences, and there should not be an app for everything. It is important to note that those two positions are not separated by chasms of generations. The diversity of socioeconomics, age, and sex is rich on both sides.

Melody K. Smith

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