Everything you think do or say is in the pill you took today - your arms are hanging limp at your side, are out-takes from a song by Zager and Evans from 1969. The song went on to tell of some gloomy "possible" aspects of the future and those possibilities sung of from 1969, seem to be on the way to some form of cultural reality. It is rare to see an individual without a cell phone stuck in their ear, individual creative thought seems to be demonstrated less and our technology is making it less necessary to demonstrate competency in a wide variety of life situations. Our society is steadily becoming more influenced by mass thought and actions.
I was talking to a car salesman and he told me of the wonders of the new 2014 cars that he was selling. Windshield wipers come on automatically when it starts to rain, the car remembers how you like the seat and steering wheel positioned, the accident avoidance system slows the car down automatically, so that you don't run into the back of the car in front of you and the car doesn't allow you to over correct when driving on slick or wet roads. And, the car doesn't let you drive to fast for road and traffic conditions. All of that and more are a part of the new luxury car he was selling and at first I thought that technology can be great. Then, came the realization that this technology will soon be a part of most if not all new cars in the future and many will think "great". However, another way to look at this technology and driving thing is that drivers can be much less competent and attentive while driving, causing a further dependence on technology. We can be less competent, do less, know less, be less skilled, think less and do just fine, how does it get any better than that? Butch