molested_cow wrote:My reaction towards this feature comes from my concern on how people interact with other people and things in his surroundings, and how people have given less attention to his surroundings with the increase of convenience that products bring to us. We keep "improving" our lives with machines and automatic systems that we don't have to be aware of the things around us. Things like road GPS systems serve a great purpose in helping us get to our destinations more efficiently, but there have been reports saying that over reliance on it also reduces the user's brain performance. Actually, my point is, we are humans, and we are putting ourselves in unnecessary convenience.
The corollary to this is that we've become assulted by information, and a constant pressure to live in the present. We live our lives today on "internet time" therefore we demand new products that help us cope, be it GPS or self-parking cars.
We are clearly evoloving beyond homo-sapien. How long will this take and what will we evolve into?
Longer lives, but fatter.
Less physical labor, but more stressful.
Fewer physical friends, but more virtual.
More of us, but fewer boundaries.
More sense of self, less sense of selflessness.
Good, bad or just different?