Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Are You Losing Touch?

Originally uploaded by buckaroo kid

The classic commercials below are enjoyable to watch. Beyond all the humorous things about them or how quickly technology has moved forward there's a lesson here.

Technology is constantly changing. The tools we use for communication, business, and other endeavors are always getting more advanced making it easier to connect. That's the rub. You can make that initial connection easier, you can stay in touch easier, but you can also find yourself losing touch with reality and connecting less because you sit behind the technology.

In an effort to be more connected, too many are becoming disconnected.

You need to step back and take a breath sometimes. Realize that technology is simply a tool. Relationships matter and are often best formed the old fashion way. Through face to face contact and basic human interaction.

Technology is constantly changing. The one constant is going to be making true connections and creating real relationships, often away from the keyboard.


Tanya said...

I know what you mean - I find I have to step away from my computer screen quite a bit just to stay sane. It's very true that in trying to keep more connected, people are starting to disconnect from the world around them. Kind of scary to think about what the world will be like in the near future. This is really a great post (love those commercials).

Andrew Weaver said...

Thank you for stopping by, Tanya! I'm glad too, that you enjoyed the commercials. :) They crack me up.