As you're likely well aware, the new iPhone just came out. This leaves me wondering about where all this crazy techology is headed. As much as I love the new toys, the question must be asked: when is enough, enough?
Used to be you'd build a car, and then perfect it with every iteration. Every new model made it better in some way, but at its core it was still a car.
Trouble is, with every new-fangled piece of technology we create, the new iterations are not just upgraded "cars." Often they are completely different animals, as the feature set is so plastic due to it's software core.
While I'm certainly not against technology, the thought of the new iPhone really got me questioning. Do I really "need" another phone? The one I have is perfectly capable, works well, and looks good.
I realize the question is rather moot, as at some point a "must-have" feature crops up that makes the new item indispensable. But we are rapidly becoming a people for whom consumption is not only a way of life, but a dire, inner need.
Check inside on what I just said. How true is that for you?