Is Today's Technology a Modern Day Lotus?

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com SAL.2002007747

Greek Mythology speaks of Odysseus and his crew being Lotusblown off course and landing where the natives consumed lotus fruits and flowers.  The food was narcotic and addictive and caused the Greek Feeteaters to fall asleep and become apathetic!  To rescue his crew members, Odysseus had to have them forcefully removed and tied to their ship to get them to leave!

Now flash forward about 3000 years, and perhaps the lotus has returned with today's technology carrying the banner. 

TelevisionUsed to be TV was solely blamed for our couch potato state.  Now, Smartphones, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Farmville, Foursquare, Mafia Wars,video games, websites by the tens of thousands, you get the drift?  And we fully recognize that this same media is our outlet for communicating this message!  And I'll plead Guilty to Crackberryconstantly checking my email on the Crackberry, the ballscores on the laptop, checking in on old friends on Facebook that otherwise wouldn't still be a part of my life with thousands of miles separating us.


The question at hand?  Is this technology a good thing or a bad thing?
 
Technology has revolutionized much of our daily lives! 

Real estate has changed radically and will CONTINUE to evolve.  No more going to the office to look at a printed book... Yes, Virginia, that's how it used to be done!  Now, a couple of clicks and it's like you're standing inside the home! 

And shopping?  The world is at your fingertips!  And walking into a store and making a large purchase just off the sales rep input?  Probably not happening anymore.  Reading reviews, looking for discounts, it's ingrained behavior now!

On the other hand, technology can be abused.  The couple sitting in the restaurant, both on the phone talking to someone else.  HELLO???  The father who plays his Xbox for hours on end, while his young son doesn't know how to play catch.  Cat's in the Cradle ring a bell Pop??  Then there's the whole cell phone or texting while driving, the list goes on and on.

Our feeling, in moderation, the use of technology to improve our lives is a great thing!

How do you feel about it?

Hope you're having a great week!
Liz and Bill aka BLiz



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Kay Van Kampen
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Without technology, it would be very difficult to sell as much real estate as we do.  Connecting with buyers and sellers is much easier in today's market.

September 23, 2010 09:08 PM
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Shelley Rowton
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Honestly, I think we may have gone too far.  The bad part is that I don't see any end to it!  I think that we are already seeing the effects of our technological society in our youth.  They have little to no social skills and poor life skills.  Things are going to get really bad.

I think we will see a small rebellion against technology at some point, and physical and mental health issues will stem from the overuse.  Just call me Little Miss Sunshine!  :)

September 23, 2010 10:46 PM
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Kay, I would say in real estate it has been a boon to the agents for the most part.  We can cover much more territory, vs. the old days when one community is probably the realistic limit for an agent.  The ready information is invaluable.

 

Shelley, The technology involvement at the child level just amazes me.  Growing up, the only electronics were in a transistor radio or the light bulbs in Operation!  Now, everything I see has a chip in it... maybe that's good, maybe it doesn't stretch the imagination enough.  It'll be up to the parents to set proper boundaries, but my perception is that may not happen to the degree needed.  Too many wanting to be their kid's buddy rather than parent, instilling the needed discipline.  Only time will tell.

September 23, 2010 10:56 PM
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Carla Harbert
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As far as technology, it will always be changing our lives - mostly for the good. You can get addicted to anything, not just the computer/internet...so as far as children, there will always be limits set (or should). Balance is important - or overall health will be affected. Example: stay on the computer for awhile without getting up and moving around, your body begins to swell around the feet, ankles. It's a sign to keep us in line!

September 25, 2010 12:45 PM
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Carla, Excellent points!  We've got to keep the right balance, use the good, discard the bad.

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