Electronic gadgets have mesmerized the world and changed communication as we knew it. Now, the ways to communicate are varied and faster. Gone is the anticipation of a letter arriving…lacking is the human voice…the personal touch.
Heads are bowed as in reference most of the time, as the small “Smart” gadget keeps our focus. All of a sudden, to be without this connection is like being cut off from an oxygen supply. What we have lived without up to now has become a self-induced lifeline. I look for support groups anytime now to help us break the addiction.
New laws have to be enacted to try and protect us from ourselves. Like children, some think that they can text and drive…only finding out the car doesn’t drive itself. A whole new criminal intent has arisen and privacy, as we knew it, is gone.
Electronic gadgets are here to stay. What price will be ours for allowing gadgets to control us…what negative impact will they have on our lives…perhaps, more than we can imagine…more than we care to know.