Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Sometimes I worry that humanity is too plugged into technology.  Everywhere you go, people have Bluetooth devices jammed in their ears, or they’re staring down at a phone, many times while driving, which is really goddamn scary, or they’re swiping on a tablet, or typing away on a laptop…it feels like humanity is finding more and more ways to connect with one another without actually physically being in that person’s presence.  Between dating apps, chat rooms, and ordering groceries online, we don’t need to speak to another human being face to face to get anything done or do anything.  Google Earth lets you walk the streets of any city or town you want without getting on an airplane.  iTunes/Google Play/Amazon lets you buy music without putting on pants.  I suppose I shouldn’t complain too much, I do all of those things except buying groceries — I like to look at the food before I buy it — but I still think lack of human contact and empathy for your fellow man is a negative consequence of a rapid increase in technology.  There needs to be a balance between the two or we might as well all become the androids in Philip K. Dick’s novel.

Also, as a programming note for today — IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!  I’m 34, but look like I’m in my early 20s.  Thank you genetics and 2 L of water a day.




  1. Mark Aldrich · June 7, 2016

    Happy birthday!


  2. NJ · June 7, 2016

    Aww, a very Happy Birthday to you 🙂 I know it’s virtual but well, sending you loads of happiness and smiles for a bright and chirpy life 🙂


    • Beth · June 7, 2016

      Virtual is just as thoughtful as if you’d said in real life, so it means just as much. Thank you. 🙂

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      • NJ · June 8, 2016

        You’re welcome. Hope you had a lovely birthday 🙂


  3. 83unsungheroes · June 7, 2016

    Happy birthday!


  4. Vonita · June 7, 2016

    Happy birthday!


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