Perhaps my feelings on this have been framed by the initial discussion on utopia and dystopia, but I cannot get away from the view that technology is impacting profoundly on what we are in our core. The sense that there is something valuable and necessary for us as humans that was there in a pre-digital age but which we must now actively seek before experiencing.
The sense that we have sacrificed profound experience and connection at the table of convenience, noise and speed is a worrying consideration.
This is where I come to the phrase "An Unhappy Marriage". We are now bound to technology but perhaps we are living with a partner that does not always support us or give us what we need as individuals. There are times when things are great and we cannot imagine life without them. But, conversely, there are times when life would be better if there were not around for a while.
It is something I ponder when I look at my young children and the lives they will have and the role technology and the digital world that will surround them and impinge on their lives to an ever-increasing degree.
Will they be able to switch off?