Technology is wonderful. It allows me the ability to speak to all of you and exchange ideas in a way that we can all easily digest.
It also allows us to communicate with friends and loved ones that we were otherwise resigned to write letters to or the odd long distance phone call.
For example, I had about a five day long hospital stay in 2017 that was split up into two separate visits. The first visit was kind of an out of the blue visit that came from what I thought was going to be a routine trip to the emergency room.
My wife was able to get on her phone and within about five minutes notify everyone in the family that needed to be told where they all each got the same exact information so it didn’t end up where someone got incorrect information.
That being said there are some horrible things about technology. If the wrong tech gets into the wrong hands than you are going to find some people that are taking advantage of that information and as a matter of fact one of the biggest ones has been taking advantage of it for a good long time. There are many people
Veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg has quit Facebook, stating that the social media giant’s actions have diverged with his own values and that he is no longer “comfortable” on the platform.
The New York Times reports that veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, who has worked for the Wall Street Journal, The Verge and Recode covering the actions of Silicon Valley giants, has quit Facebook and all Facebook-related apps such as Messenger and Instagram. In a post to his Facebook page, Mossberg stated that he was no longer “comfortable” on the platform and that Facebook’s actions have now diverged too far from his own values.
“I am doing this — after being on Facebook for nearly 12 years — because my own values and the policies and actions of Facebook have diverged to the point where I’m no longer comfortable here,” Mossberg wrote in his post. “I know that, by leaving Facebook, and its other services, like Instagram and Messenger, I will be missing updates on the lives of friends who post only on these platforms. I regret that very much. However, I am not going into hiding and would be delighted to remain in touch with friends and acquaintances through other channels.”