Posted on 9th March 2020 at 15:31
Our lives will be easier all round – this was the claim during the initial take-up of the Internet. The fact of the matter is that we find ourselves in an increasingly complex, confusing, challenging and chaotic world.
It’s true, a lot of the drudgery and monotonous chores have been replaced by AI and Apps. If you stop for one nanosecond to think about it, the advances are pretty amazing. Take book-keeping, we simply aim the phone camera at a receipt, click and immediately it populates our bank accounts and balances the books.
Turn back the clock 30 years and entries were done mainly by hand, pen on paper, slow, time-consuming and boring. But there is a price. We have lost the buffer of time that our brains need.