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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 24, 2019, 11:36 AM

31. Did you ever stop and think about how all this 'progress' just might be the underlying cause

of the great divisions among us? Back in the day, we had face contact with a wide variety of people at gas stations, supermarkets, clothing stores, etc. You talked to people every day. I'd bet there are some folks on DU who haven't spoken, in person, to someone else in a week.

You call it 'progress'. I see it as a negative. Kids no longer have to use their minds to commit facts to memory when there's Google always available. You no longer have to work on relationships when you can be a 'friend' to a stranger on FB. Everybody's now an 'expert', free to debate or insult any educator, lawyer, or scientist who puts out a comment or publishes a paper. Even us old folks have given up memorizing other folks' phone numbers when they're on a smartphone. And look how technology has destroyed our election.

I think it's a big mistake to turn over human control to technology. I see "Ready Player One" in your future (not mine since I'll be dead).

Fire away.

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