Very relevant in current times, social media is possibly making us less social
I mostly shut up about my thoughts on the internet a while ago. In part because the idea that not all was well had gone main stream and in part because I began to bore myself!
For the nth time I should point out that I work in technology and consider the internet to be both wonderful but also something we need to look very hard at to ensure it serves us for good.
Our history is littered with our obsessions with new and interesting things which, encouraged by well meaning marketing people, we thought terribly cool, but which turned out to be rather bad for us. When we look back it is easy to ridicule our forebears for embracing cigarettes, radium toothpaste, soda with cocaine in it and my favourite, radium cigarettes.
My favourite which I stumbled on while writing this and simply could not believe:
Then there is this. Shouldn’t…
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