Is Facebook a basic service, as vital as clean water and electricity? No. But for good or bad, it’s become intrinsic to our lives. It’s as if we can’t suppress the urge to updating our Facebook status.
In an op-ed, in the New York Times, “Tweet Less, Kiss Me,” Bob Herbert notes that “the blessed wonders of technology control us, instead of we controlling them.”
I’m not opposed to the remarkable technological advances of the past several years. I don’t want to go back to typewriters and carbon paper and yellowing clips from the newspaper morgue. I just think that we should treat technology like any other tool. We should control it, bending it to our human purposes.