Have you ever wondered if you are missing “it” all because you’re trying to capture “it” all? Technology was created to help us lead a more efficient life. Instead it’s changing the way we behave.
Is an experience less meaningful if it is not documented? Is it so surprising that the move toward the paperless office, and its reliance on technology, has led us down the path of ubiquitous documentation? Let’s just record everything, because we can.
And from a corporate legal viewpoint, if there is no evidence, it probably didn’t happen.
Perhaps we have lost the ability, or simply the desire, to stand and experience something just for the sake of personal enjoyment and enrichment. Because if we don’t record it, we can’t share it beyond verbalization. And sharing is how we connect and commune. Except, technology has removed the barrier of physical adjacency for communing. So, in the presence of others, we have begun to behave in a very different way.
Read this lovely article for a deep dive: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/16/opinion/the-documented-life.html?_r=1&