Wrapped Up In Your Own Devices

People can become so wrapped up in their devices, so unable to think without them or even live without using them, for more than a few minutes at a time, that they actually  become diminished by them.

They become mere ghosts in their own machines.

The Ghost In Your Own Machine

In Harvest of Stars, there is this notion, not original with me of course, that it will become possible to download at least the basic aspects of a human personality into a machine program.
………….~Poul Anderson

Oh the nerves, the nerves; the mysteries of this machine called man! Oh the little that unhinges it, poor creatures that we are!
………….~ Charles Dickens

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About CarolWiebe

Art entices, inspires, and delights me. Art is a vehicle for laughter, tears, wonder, enlightenment--taking me on a constant path of discovery. You can't say that about housework (except, perhaps, for the crying part).
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3 Responses to Wrapped Up In Your Own Devices

  1. Carol Boyer says:

    WOW- the idea that we could not live without them is real scary to me.
    Carol

  2. CarolWiebe says:

    All tools have a scary side, don’t you think? We have to make sure we’re in control of them, and not them of us, is my take on the use of devices.

    • Carol Boyer says:

      Carol-
      It is a bit sad too as I watched college graduation I saw students in the procession texting and using their cell phones. What has happened to “being in the moment?” Carol

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