It’s interesting to think about the effect that the internet and social media are having on our lives. Are they making us more connected with other people or less so?
Now more than ever, it’s possible for us to be very aware of world needs.
Now more than ever, it’s possible for us to stay in touch with friends and family miles away from us.
Now more than ever, it’s possible for us to discover “everything” about a tourist destination before even setting foot there.
Now more than ever, it’s possible for us to learn just about any skill or trade if we know where to look.
But what’s the cost of it all? Maybe for the sake of information density we’ve sacrificed other things in our lives. Maybe we’ve allowed status updates to replace the human connection. Maybe we’ve become selectively detached from one another.
Technology is neither good nor evil; it’s a tool, an advantage that can be used for either. It will continue to change as we move forward, and it should. The question is – what will we choose to do with the power it buys us?