Thoreau and The Technological Age


I’m starting to read Thoreau with modern technology in mind. We can be fairly sure that he would not have approved of cell phones,laptops, DVD players, and all those other little doo dads we try to accumulate in the modern world.

It’s quickly getting to the point where our consumer electronics are consuming us. They are using us and not the other way around. People will walk right by children, men, woman, birds, and bees, and just life in general, while chatting busily away or texting on their cell phones.

There’s a point past which we just have to unplug and simply be human. Technology is fine, but i’m pretty sure it needs to supplement and improve our daily lives, not supplant them.


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