Technology is an wonderful thing (when it works). But let's face it; it is making us lazy.
Many of us remember when you had to get up off the sofa to change the TV channel! Yeah Baby, there was NO channel surfing during commercials in those days. Today, your remote(s), DVRs, and online programming don't require you to leave the sofa...that is if you even watch "TV" on a television. You may use mobile technology instead.
Don't get me wrong, technology is incredible: medical and scientific breakthroughs, answers at your fingers on virtually every subject, talking to someone across the world on whatever Bluetooth device you are using at the moment. Extraordinary!
My first revelation that technology was making me lazy was just two years ago when I replaced my 12-year-old car with a new Ford Escape. The bells-and-whistles were nice, but really, how lazy do you have to be to NOT put a key in the ignition and TURN YOUR WRIST. Or to unlock the door, just open the handle with the key fob in close proximity; God forbid you have to push a button to unlock or, worse yet, insert a key and TURN YOUR WRIST. Of course, the Bluetooth was great as I had no longer had to hold my phone to my ear. And, I must confess the backup camera and auto-lift door in the back of the SUV are very convenient.
OK, new car with fun toys. I don't need them, but they are very nice.
Then...I had to borrow my husband's 13-year-old truck. I have to TURN THE KEY in the door AND the ignition? Where's my backup camera? What the heck!? My arm is tired from holding my phone to my ear! Where is my Escape?
Revelation 1: Yes, technology is incredible and I am grateful for every piece of it.
Revelation 2: Yes, it is making me lazy.
I am going to let computer auto-check my spelling while I find the TV remote. See you later!