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Subject:  Re: The day has arrived. Date:  10/27/2012  2:17 PM
Author:  JonathanRoth Number:  156517 of 182700

As I watch individuals, couples or groups of people in restaurants, stadiums, on the beach or walking the streets, all totally absorbed in their smart phones and iPads,I'm reminded of Albert Einstein's statement:

"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of IDIOTS."

Yup, we are there.


I feel the same, however, at the same time, especially with phone calls, email, tweets, IM, people are interacting with people, just the people aren't here.

A decade or so ago, my son broke up with his GF. She moved to NY he stayed in CA. I watched them torture each other for several months, "I miss you", "I'm dating someone else", sometimes in the same call. In my youth, calls to NY were $0.25/min and minimum wage was $1.75. So if someone moved across country all contact was lost.

It's different, sometimes better, sometimes worse, but people are communicating, all day long and with people all over the world. Next week I have 6 am presentations M, T, & W with co-workers in EU. 6 am beats having to fly over. Back to a weekend of Visio and PowerPoint.

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