I posted an article today that addressed my concerns with the technological advancement in recent decades.
Of course we can’t turn back the clock and return to a time when we had no computers or cell phones. I realize that, and although Bev and I are taking steps to become as self-sufficient as possible, I realize fully that I am typing this blog on a computer, so I’ll try not to be too big of a hypocrite.
No, my main problem….well, I have two main problems.
One, I see the advancements in technology making it much easier for humans to not interact on a face-to-face basis, and I think that is sad. I think communication needs to include body signals, voice inflection, and hundreds of other little signals and actions that make up communication. That is not possible on a cell phone while texting, or on an email.
The other problem I have is from a teaching point of view. I have always believed that critical thinking is the greatest gift that I could give my students, and critical thinking, for the most part, is based on the Scientific Method. I see that disappearing with the new generations. There is no need to problem solve when the internet will problem solve for you.
What we are seeing are millions of students who cannot problem solve, and that’s a frightening thought as they prepare for a career. Basic common sense is missing, and that is also frightening.
So there you have it. My rant against technology! Now excuse me while I go film a new video for YouTube. LOL
Living Simple…..at least I know what the Scientific Method is!