In this day and age, nothing compares to the ease of whipping out your smartphone, instantly connecting to the internet and finding the answer to any question that comes to your mind. How lucky is our society that we can access an entire world of information just by reaching into our pockets?
Well, apparently, that’s not easy enough.
Are we really that lazy? We live in a society built on convenience. We eat microwave dinners, we drive instead of taking the bus, we get our information from Wikipedia instead of going to the library.
At what point is life too convenient? In the case of Google glasses, we are taking something like a smartphone, which is already virtually effortless in the first place, and making it so easy to use, you don’t even have to lift a finger to operate it. Something in this screams unnecessary to me.
Perhaps I’m a bit of a technophobe. But the truth is, I already have a tough enough time trying to have a conversation with people who are constantly checking their smartphones. This latest development will perpetuate our need to be constantly connected at all times.
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