Gad­get-run lives

The Dominion Post - - Opinion -

When I’d read the Tech­nol­ogy page and also TV goes beyond the box (Nov 15), which men­tioned Auck­land Trans­port’s new app alert­ing pas­sen­gers to their stop in case they are too ab­sorbed in a movie to no­tice, I cringed.

Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence is al­ready upon us. There are ap­par­ently peo­ple who wel­come their lives be­ing or­dered like this by a gad­get. It con­cerns me greatly to see so many walk­ing along in the city with their brain in their hand, to­tally obliv­i­ous of any other hu­man be­ing.

A neigh­bour­hood walk where there are still peo­ple who of­fer un­known oth­ers a smile and a greet­ing may be­come an en­dan­gered hu­man con­nec­tion. Let’s en­joy it while it lasts!

TRISH McBRIDE

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