To which I would agree. It’s not tech in its entirety, because I most certainly, selectively, use some. Where we are replacing interpersonal needs with robotics, conversations that weave and flow and teach and evolve with digital interfaces, I have issues. As I’ve written plenty of times before, tech is a great servant. A terrible master. As you describe, it serves you. That’s as it should be. And to your point, boundaries. Tech allows me to write all over the world. But it does not write the history of my life, nor does it replace the immensely important interactions that define my day. That’s where moderation is indeed required. This goes to the point- just because we can make a thing do X, should we? Like so-called designer babies, at what point- and how do we even posit this — do we begin putting limitations on what we can vs should do? I don’t have the answer. I just understand that where conversations are needed, I get phone trees. A recent experience with Marriott- or a one hour attempt at one- put me off the company forever.
A thoughtful, well -written response, which I appreciate very much.