Losing Solitude

"Because of technology, we never have to be alone anymore. And that's the problem."

I think it's valuable to ponder, on occasion, the ever-growing influence and pervasiveness of technology in our lives.  At the very least, it helps to keep technology in perspective.  

For younger generations in particular, it's important to keep technology in its rightful place - as a tool, not a master.  Having lived through the exponential transformations of personal computers, the internet, cell phones, wireless laptops to the present iphone paradigm, it is mind boggling to consider that we have arrived at a point near the end of solitude.