Are our lives poised to morph again with the introduction of yet another can’t-live-without-it gadget (the iPad) that will further separate us from each other and the land we live on? How will this latest greatest thing really add to our quality of life in the way that gardens do?
I can surf the web anywhere via computer or smartphone, find the closest Starbucks in a town I’ve never been to on GPS , turn on the TV without getting up, track my fitness level, text my kid, order new plants, figure out how high a hill is, and never, ever have to really interact with another living being or thing.
I’m not sure how much more technology I can adopt before I burst at the seams. I’m not overloaded yet, but I did not envision when I hand drew my first garden plan that I would spend my days wrestling with software, back lit screens and being constant contact with people (in some cases) I’ve never met in person. I’m not saying it’s totally a bad thing, but it is all a bit disconcerting and overwhelming. I worry that we will all become just a bit more isolated from each other.