There are many ways in which technology has improved our lives. E-mail allows us to keep in touch with friends and family more readily than traditional mail. Cell phones allow us to be reached almost anywhere on the planet and are a boon to both commerce and communication. But, the downside to all of this technology is that it tends to interfere with our face-to-face interactions, watering down our lives. Consider how often we are trying to have a heart-toheart conversation and are interrupted by the cell phone. Even worse is the person who refuses to put down their phone during a conversation, insisting that they can attend to two things at once. Many people nowadays have trouble focusing on one thing at a time, no doubt in part because they have grown up constantly multi-tasking and never really having to focus on just one thing. The real downside to this is that multi-taskers miss out on the experience of truly savoring life.