Here is a graphic lifted from a technology/theology blog called Don't Eat the Fruit.
It was designed by Nicholas Carr of the "Is Google Making Us Stupid" essay; and is called the Hierarchy of Innovation.
I'm not thrilled that pharmaceuticals is in that top shelf reserved for selfish desires. I think aspirin is one of the greatest of all drugs invented or discovered. Sometimes just removing myself from a particularly annoying person will relieve my headache, but aspirin does that, too, with no discomforting need for explanations.
What do you think about this hierarchy? Is it on target? Out of touch?
So what are my must-have technologies? I'm so glad you asked!
Gina's Must-Have Technologies
I must have my cell phone in case I have car trouble (This is what my
Mom makes sure of every time I step out the door. Gone is the question:
Do you have clean underwear on?)
I must have a car because I really would die walking farther than the mail box in this heat here in the South.
I must have my computer. How else could I go to school which will help
me get a job teaching which will help me pay bills which will keep my
creditors happy which will keep me out of jail. I do not want to go to
jail. People die in jail.
I must have my air conditioner. I would suffocate with out it.
I must have my big screen TV which helps keep my eyes healthy.
Did I mention my air conditioner?
I think that does it for my must haves for the foundation of survival. Did I mention my a/c?
Thank you, God, for these wonderful gifts! Thank you, God, for my a/c.
In Jesus' name, amen.