Has computer technology become to large a part in our lives, or is it being developed to be so? The reading on page 128 talks about creating hardware/software that assists us in our day to day life, in hopes to make our day easier. Previously, people used cognitive research to develop tools that would allow a user complete tasks, that without this tool would take a significantly larger amount of effort. Now in our technology drive era, it seems that “tools” are no longer being developed for important tasks that would not be done without them. Technology, is being developed for daily human tasks such as waking up or remembering to purchase food so you do not starve. The rate at which people are relaying on technology ( People needing a PDA to tell them when to use the bathroom) scares me, soon people will need/require a device to tell them when to feel happy, or if they enjoy a movie or song.
Does anyone feel that technology plays to large a part in our life? And what do you feel that some of the benefits/consequences will result at this rate of development.