As I was running to catch my flight this afternoon I flashed back to the night before thinking about how my Fly Delta app on my iPhone notified me that my upcoming flight would be cancelled. I dismissed the pop up message that appeared on phone and figured it was a technical glitch. I even called Delta who confirmed my flight was indeed not cancelled. As I ran (too overweight to be doing this!) to my gate to catch an earlier flight I couldn’t help but ponder…how much do we rely on technology? And, should we trust technology more.
As much as I am a technology proponent I believe somewhere in the back of mind, I doubt it every now and again. I decided to make a list of all of the ways I depend solely on technology and my list frightened me.
- My Calendar
- My Contacts
- Communication (text, email, tweeting, etc.)
- Check my son’s grades and assignments
- and on and on
Some of the most important things in my life are entrusted to technology. I use an app on my phone or iPad for directions. I use a calendar program on my phone and computer only…no paper. All of my contacts are stored on my mobile devices and my computers. I communicate solely with my phone and computer. I take the most valuable and precious pictures of my children and other events with my iPhone and/or iPod touch…same with videos. If someone ever crashed the Evernote server I would die (used for notes). I scan all of my sign in sheets/rosters with an app. I keep up to date with my son’s assignments and grades via a web app and the list goes on and on.
Wow! I am a tech addict. Is this a bad thing? Let me hear from you friends.
The Cre8tiv Mind