I’m fascinated as I watch folks using technology across the social spectrum. I see folks at the airport fumbling with getting their boarding pass on their phone, I see folks at the checkout line trying to use Apple Pay, I see folks at the gas station trying to get the pump to accept their payment method. It makes me wonder why. I’m all for learning new things, but beware of the technological imperative: just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
I can put a turbo charger on the engine of my car. I have no doubt it will make my car faster, but should I? First of all, I know nothing about cars. While I get the premise behind the internal combustion engine, I’m not sure I fully understand its application to my vehicle. I could purchase the turbo and pay someone else to put it on for me and then to support me while I try to use it. Or I could purchase the turbo and attempt to install it and maintain it myself.
My vehicle is a necessary part of my life. I depend on it to get to work, Starbucks, haircuts, appointments, etc. Without my car I’m rather stuck. If I put a turbo on my engine and try to make it work myself the burden that will create on me and anyone who is willing to help me would be great as I need my car for life. I could hire a mechanic to ride around with me all the time but that seems super expensive. I could just ask some friends who know a lot about cars and engines but that seems a big ask, especially if I install it all wrong.