At the beginning of lock down we were told we could no longer drop prescriptions into the doctors they had to be email in. We have had more wrong prescriptions and missing prescriptions than correct ones using this method. Hubby decided to put some of his redundancy money into a government savings account on line , he tried to close that account and remove the money, he was lockout, he had to wait for a new password to be sent to us by post before we could access his money. I decided I want to take part in the Captain Tom 100 channel at the end of April, I set up a justgiving page, when I tried to log in it would not accept the password, I tried several times, then contacted the Captain Tom organisers for advice, they sent me to justgiving, who after several emails sent me back to the organisers. I gave up on the idea altogether I felt like a ping-pong ball*. There was a report on the news of a driverless car crashing and killing two people. The Nuclear bomb, now there’s a piece of tec/progress to be proud of, lets create something that can wipe out the world and every living thing on it, and not just that just for good measure lets leave the planet poisoned for a few thousand years.
Once the world was a big wide place but technology as allowed us to see around the world and encourage people to go out and see that world for themselves, the world as become tiny and look at the mess that as caused. Technology is taking over more and more of peoples jobs leaving people with more time on their hands and nothing to do. There are not that many leisure actives/hobbies that don’t involve money but no work means no money. Less people working, less tax being paid, less tax less money to paid for the up keep of the country. Technology is taking away our ability to think and problem solve, ‘just google it’ seems to be the cry of the day. Technology is helping to create a race of fat, dull, common sense deficient people, people with time on their hands and nothing to do rarely works out well, the Devil makes work for idle hands and all that. People rarely talk to each other face to face any more they ‘chat’ via text even when in the same room, I have often lamented at the loss of a really good conversation.
On the other hand Technology as given us DNA testing, a way of fighting crime, tracking hereditary disease. CAT/CT machines, help in the research of new medicine and advanced operations.** More food safety. OK I give up, I can’t find one reason that technology is that good for us, really good for us as a planet. If you have any ideas, if so leave them in the comments, I really would like to see the good side of technology.
*I made the 100 cards anyway and gave them to SIL who passed them on to a person she knows that does charity events for breast cancer, so it’s still good.
**This could also been seen as a negative, people living longer, more people on the planet