AlexanderDitto wrote:Tinasaur wrote:The thing I do hate with new technology is the stress it implements on society. Everything is supposed to go super fast nowadays and as far as I see it humans aren't built to last in this tempo for long. I know I don't.
This is the problem. It's not specifically about computers, or the fact that technology has made everything faster and easier and connected the world... it's that people have taken that as a signal that the world MUST go faster, that you have to cram your day with productivity and everyone must be instantly connected with everyone else and if you're not, you're to be chastised and shunned.
People are alternately shocked and annoyed when I tell them I don't get text messages, as though I'm some affront to their productivity.
I have half a mind to just shut it all down, lock up all my stuff, buy a typewriter, move to a flat near a library and do nothing but write and read for a few years, disappear for a while. Oh, sure, there'd still be debit cards and whatnot, conveniences of modern technology, but I think the real thing we've lost is the ability to slow down.
Good luck if the typewriter breaks down.