Sometimes I hate my gadgets. As I look at my desk just now, there is the large desktop computer screen, iPad, smartphone, and flatscreen TV surrounding me. And while I am blessed to have the use of such tools and have come to rely on them, I am annoyed at the same time. Seems I cannot get away from notifications, calendar alerts, messages, and the glare of red and blue blinking indicator lights. And my students are all the more obsessed with their screens. So as we've finished 1984, I came across a slideshow about how technology may be contributing to laziness and lack of social skills, things we've discussed in the past few weeks during class. It's interesting to see how our daily lives have become dependent on personal devices and information from outside sources in the name of convenience and personal preferences - but at what expense?
How Technology Makes Us Lazy