Each must find a balance of when to touch, and when to reach out
When I grew up, mobile technology was a thing of fantasy. Kids could only dream of what would be like to talk with detective Dick Tracy's famous "watch", or Captain Kirk's mobile communicator. Today, millennials report that they spend 14.5 hours a week with their smartphones. We are now entering the new age of wearing our technology on our wrists and in our clothes. With today's social media, it is possible to be "always on" and in "touch" with anyone in the world. But, what is the price of today's technology? … when do you cross the line and lose your soul?
Why this is important: As with everything in life, technology is neither good nor evil. There is a growing temptation to simply click to connect. Each of us must find a balance of being virtually in touch, versus losing touch with our humanness.