I am typing this on my Macbook, I have my iPhone to play games and maybe even make a phone call. I love tech and the way if used properly it can make our lives more connected to the things we value.
Of course there are times when tech for the sake of tech is dumb, for example!
I used to fly little airplanes, there is a system called ATIS, Airport Terminal Information Service. This is used to transmit non emergency airport info, active runways, any construction, wind and altimeter settings. It used to be a audio loop with a letter designating the most recent info, Alpha, Bravo etc. You would contact the tower letting them know your position and that you had information delta, they would know if you had the right one and you would be good to land! A few years back this was replaced by a digital recording, a bad digital recording; hard to understand. To this day I have no idea why they would do that, it wasn’t as if the person had to stand around and repeat it. Technology is a new toy and we all want to play with it, but the question should be asked. “Is this making it better or worse?”