We spend money we don’t have on gadgets that give a convenience we don’t need, and we’ll do it all over again next year when our devices are obsolete. And the tech industry loves cranking out gadgets and apps that take the thinking out of life. They want to create a world where all of your appliances are connected to the internet, tracking your health and habits, and telling you what you need to do.
But do we really need our watches to count our calories and remind us to exercise? Do we need our fridge to tell us when to eat, and what to order for lunch? Will this new age of technology fulfill our lives, or will spend our remaining days working in jobs we hate, to pay for gadgets that tell us what to do when we’re not working?