As we approach the notion of an always connected life, the likely benefits are increased earnings, better health outcomes and higher productivity. You'll notice that increased happiness is not a likely benefit, at least not in my opinion. When I talked about getting "left behind", it needs to be understood in this context.
The best part of this past weekend...aside from finally getting to meet Eivind IRL...was seeing my best friend truly, genuinely, beautifully happy. I am so thankful that her and Eivind found each other. They're two souls that were meant to be together, and it shows in every little way.
There's a girl called Halle in Josiah's class who has some very interesting... opinions? ideas? That she is adamant about, to the point where Josiah gets quite upset during their discussions because she tells him he's wrong.
Taking every deduction and every legal avenue to reduce your tax is different to having an undue amount of influence on the writing of those tax laws. If I could show you how to legally half your tax bill (but I had nothing to do with the loophole's creation), would you not take me up on it?
Sure, adhering to the letter of the law is what keeps you out of prison, but adhering to the spirit of the law is what is relevant to morality and ethics. To me, arguing that someone kept the letter of the law despite blatant violation of the spirit of the law so who cares is equivalent to saying who gives a fuck about morality and ethics.
Something else that occurred to me about Google Glass. It requires a cell phone connection. Now while I know the link between cell phones and health issues are weak... having a cell antenna sitting an inch from my temple for a couple of hours (or all day)? Yeah... not sure I'm jazzed about that...