This concept has been on my mind as I explore the idea that technology lessens our relationships, hurts our brains, and brings a whole host of other negative impacts. Randall Monroe of the webcomic XKCD lets the primary sources speak for themselves:
I don’t think we should ignore the potentially negative impacts of progress and technology. We should examine their impacts, implement tools intentionally, and be mindful of how we are affected. But let’s stop talking about the “good old days.”
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Interesting…I’d like to hear more on this. Which arguments do you think can be discounted as just the perennial aversion to change, and which have merit? What’s the impact of talking about the “good old days?” Why do we do it?