What has technology done to us! I am so annoyed this evening by anything and everything technology! I am tired of trying to watch television shows that are continually interrupted by cell phone commercials touting the next and newest whatever! They shove constant messages and innuendos down my throat telling me that I need this phone or that phone with this operating system or that APP! You would think that the endless barrage of commercials would end once everyone bought the dang thing but NO now you have to get the newest version so that you can Twitter and Facebook all while being connected to Wifi and blah..blah...blah.
And another thing! If I see one more teenager walking down the street with and Ipod shoved in his ear and a cell phone glued to his hands, emitting sparks from his hyper-texting fingers I AM GOING TO SCREAM! What are we doing to our kids! Our children and especially our boys are seriously deficient in verbal communication skills due to all of this techno-stuff that they have become accustomed...rather, addicted to! When was the last time you tried to talk to a teenager that was not attached to some kind of electronic device be it a cell phone, Ipod, video game or television?
I wonder how our young people will ever learn to communicate and connect with others in the future. Will they be able to actually hold a person to person conversation or is text messaging the only way they know how to interact with one another? I hurt for this generation of young ones who have been robbed of the interpersonal relationships that develop only by face to face communication and interaction. And all in the name of progress...but is it really?