Friday lunch time, pay day for many and what do I see at my local ATM? An enormous queue!
I’m talking 12 – 15 people queuing to withdraw a few bucks from the hole in the wall.
This may not seem overly remarkable accept that the hole in the wall was attached to a bank … an entirely empty one. While a dozen people wait patiently in a queue, I walk straight into the bank up to a teller – you know, those real people that have access to a computer and a till – and make a withdrawal.
All the while, outside still queuing are a dozen or so people completely oblivious to this service the banks offer.
Are You Technology Mad?
We seem to have become technology mad … so tuned in to living with automated machinery that we forget there are sometimes alternatives.
A number of times I’ve caught myself plugging in my parents address or something equally stupid to my GPS. Then, even though I knew how to get there, I’ve followed the directions while thinking to myself – well I wouldn’t go this way!
Or the ultimate, texting someone in the next room! Not that I’ve ever done that.
Top 10 Signs You’re a Technology Tragic
So here’s the top 10 list to see if you are technology mad. To see whether you are beyond the point of salvation, that you should request an auto-botomy:
- People work in a bank?
- Shorthand to you is LOL and <3
- A spider is a search engine program
- Changed your name to Qwerty by deed poll
- You need a GPS to get out the driveway
- WIFI WAP APP makes sense
- If it’s not on foursquare you mustn’t have been
- Guitar virtuoso … on Guitar Hero
- Your geography is limited to WOW realms
- Going viral is actually good
So how did you go? Do you require the modern lobotomy? The Auto-botomy. Self confessed technology junkie? Or is there still enough gray matter to spot the alternatives.