As I am reading "Super Sad True Love Story" by Gary Shteyngart, I continue to
question the future, especially the use of technology. Is society really moving in the direction toward removing the use of a basic language structure, reading, or, even worse,
thinking? Why do you think we are beginning to replace words with images?
Is it easier to relay the information? Is it too time consuming to take a few
minutes to read a few sentences, let alone a whole book?
Many of these thoughts have arisen while I've been working on a vision session for a workplace strategy concept. I've been thinking about how much people today rely on technology. There have been multiple articles over the past year or so providing statistics on how many hours people are using digital media. Think about how many hours a day you are looking down at your iPhone or iPad. Take a moment while you're on the train to work. Look around you and count how many people are on their smartphones verses the number of people just sitting there deep in thought, taking a moment to meditate before they begin their day in a fast-paced knowledge-driven society that can be completely overwhelming with the quantity and quality of digital media.