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On technology, an Ecclesiastes view

Sometimes I get the feeling that we use technology because we are

  1. Greedy
  2. Fear death

First, we are interested in technology and enjoy that it earns us money but our love of money pushes us until we no longer enjoy the technology we use. And second, we think that by using technology we save time until we spend more time creating the tools to save us time than saving any time in the first place.

The trick, sadly, is on us.

  1. As much as we love money, we can’t take it with us.
  2. For everyone: time passes at a rate of 1 second per second.

So, find joy and keep it.