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Today as I was with my family at a Children’s museum, I couldn’t help but notice how many adults were on their phones. I can’t speak of knowing what they were doing, except for the obvious notion of getting the perfect photo. There is nothing inherently wrong with using technology (like me writing this post), or in using your cell phone, or in taking photos. However, my concern is the constant pull technology has on our lives.

How often do we go out and see people simply enjoying conversation? It seems rare. Or think of a music concert, nearly everyone has their phones out ready to capture the moment–without realizing it, they missed the moment they were trying to capture.

Has Technology ruined our lives?

At what point is enough, enough? Instead of playing with your children, your phone demands your attention. It’s not just phones. Before smartphones, email demanded attention, and before email, it was the house phone. However, it does seem the more advanced in technology, the more it demands from you.

I remember a time when I was selling cell phones at a Verizon dealer, we had a sign that showed how much money a smartphone could save you (at the time, smartphones cost an extra $30 a month). The sign listed nearly everything a smartphone could do so that you would not need an additional device (Aka, save you money!).  Such as; a watch, E-reader (think Kindle), flashlight, MP3 Player, digital camera, etc (You get the idea). Again, a smartphone is not wrong. However, even this marketing is suggesting that having a smartphone will simplify your life–Yet, the opposite seems to be happening. Perhaps it is because as technology advances, it demands our life.

Do you see this as an issue?

 

Justin is a husband, father, and a writer. He is passionate about equipping parents, glorifying Jesus, and helping the local church. Justin currently resides in Michigan with his wife and two daughters.

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