After being harassed and ridiculed by my grand kids, i recently got rid of my old flip-phone, which i loved, and got one of those Droid X2 gadgets. It seems to do everything except pay for itself. It took me a week to figure out how to answer a call, and then only after being helped by my 12 year old granddaughter. Yes, technology. That can often be a scary word for some of us "old timers". (around here, i guess that means Steve and me)
My grand kids, like just about everyone else, have all the latest "i" pads, "i" phones, "i" books, and whatever other crap they make. I used to be able to email them, but that's now "old fashioned" They no longer read their email since their computers are now also "old fashioned". In fact, they don't even talk on their phones anymore. And just when i finally figured out how to send a text, even that's pretty much out. Now, everything is tweeting, twitting, twatting, or whatever they call it. Yep, that's progress. Or is it?
Have you noticed how young folks hardly talk face-to-face anymore? When is the last time you saw someone under 50 actually sit down and write a letter? Thanks to all that technology, you rarely see kids playing out in the streets anymore. I bought my grandson a bike 5 or 6 years ago and it's in the garage, hardly ever ridden. Fact is, when i go to visit, i never see kids playing outside! That's pretty weird. Well, to me anyway.
Are we forgetting how to be people? Have we forgotten how to look someone in the eye and talk with them? Is technology taking away our humanity, or am i just getting old? (no wise cracks please!)