“Technology should improve your life, not become your life.” -Billy Cox
This is true for everyone, technology must be a tool we utilize, not an addition we become a slave to. But for people in tech fields, whose lives really are mostly about technology, it is more important to find that balance – to learn how to disconnect with the digital world from time to time, so you can experience reality. Beyond the obvious need for personal health, how else would technologies be invented? Not to say that technology isn’t unbelievably useful and unbeatable at connecting people, there is a proven need for physical social interaction, appreciation of nature, and the quiet boredom that comes from “unplugging.”
We don’t want to end up like the people in WALL•E.
Still, watch John Green show a few more unusual technology has improved our lives. (also learn some wonderfully hilarious history)