Technology can be a blessing. Eye've been online since eye was 12. Eye can't imagine NEVER having it, although have had to go long times without. When our microwave broke, it was two months before we got a new one. Relying on the stove and oven, and the time it took, was obnoxious.
There are also games now, where "your body is the controller." It's pretty cool, and it's not something eye ever would have even imagined when eye was younger. As a little kid, eye imagined "the future" (which is now) as flying cars and robots. Eye was amazed when eye heard they were starting to work on a way people could chat to each other, visually on a screen, like the Jetsons. Now there's webcam and camera phones. However, eye wonder if one day, if the earth ever becomes so populous there isn't really room for parks and the like - if exercise will be done via console, if all school will be online, if "sports" will be an interactive version of each individual's gaming console.
It's no secret that technology encourages laziness. Kids are much more likely now to play online games than go play pretend outdoors. And people wonder the reason it's so common for kids to be overweight, now. At least there's that "game console" thing.
*Oh! Here in Fabulous LV, we have lots of auto-flushing toilets. And sometimes, you just MOVE a little and it flushes, and if you're crouched kinda low, well, there's some nice water on your behind. Marvelous!
The invention that irritates me to no end is "auto-tune." Already, much of popular music is programmed sounds and beats. So, one need not necessarily play an instrument to be in music. Now, an awful singer can sound pitch-perfect? So, now you can be a talentless person with a pretty face and a good agent and become famous in music? RIDICULOUS. Having never actually experienced this contraption, maybe that's an exaggeration right now. But if it is, that will not be the case for long.