I hang up my cell phone, check my directory for my brother’s phone number and write it down on a piece of paper. I call the caller back and give her the number. We hang up and, I think about how technology has changed the way we do things.
I used to have ten or more telephone numbers committed to memory. With the advent of cell phone technology I only have about three phone numbers memorized, my own and two others . Whatever happened to that amazing brain I used to have?
The capability to press one button, enter a name and number, and save it to a device has made me lazy. Not only that, the ability to do one-touch dialing and calling has made a real dummy out of me … and a lot of other people I’ll bet. What’s going to become of our brains?
When all we have to do is press one button and we’re connected to hundreds of people, we have no need to memorize phone numbers. So, what’s the answer to keep from becoming technological dummies, tied to and depending on technology for every little thing?