Anti-social behaviour October 25 2013

The other day I saw a dude who still had a Blockbuster video card in his wallet. Maybe it was nostalgia, maybe it was procrastination that kept it there. Then it occurred to me that so many activities that used to be more social in nature, going to the bank, renting movies, checking out books, have been replaced by services. 

These services silo us into request and delivery loops with virtual interaction to simulate face to face social interaction. Gadgets have their place but conveniences can become inconvenient. So, don't forget to take the long way round sometimes. You never know who you might meet.