Technology To Rescue You From... Technology?

from the the-cause-and-the-solution-to-all-our-problems dept

There's a great Homer Simpson quote in an old episode: "Here's to alcohol: the cause of, and answer to, all of life's problems." Perhaps the same thing can be said for technology. Just last week we were writing about people having to force themselves to get away from technology for a day, and then the NY Times pops up with an article about how various technology companies are all working on plans to create technologies that help us better get away from overwhelming technology. It's no secret that you can get sucked in, so it's nice to see tech companies recognizing that now that they've enabled the massive fire hose of information flow to exist, the next priority might be to find an appropriate filter for it.

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    some old guy, Jun 16th, 2008 @ 4:42pm

    Remote controls

    Is that a bit like the 200$ remote control? the one that "saves me" from those three 10$ remotes?

    gee, what a relief! I'm saved!

    Funny thing, that whole "save me" business... People never know they need to be saved til some zealot tells them they need it.

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    Uday Shankar, Jun 16th, 2008 @ 6:00pm


    Solution, not answer.

    Cause of, and solution to...

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 16th, 2008 @ 7:40pm

    Sounds like Heidegger's Question Concerning Technology -

    Almost 100 year old problem, now.

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