Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story, on technology and his relationship to his iPhone.
This has been my argument for quite some time. We’ve got 200,000 years of analog behavior ingrained in our hearts and souls. And then, literally all of a sudden within the course of a decade, something comes along that tries to treat our analog hearts and minds like highly streamlined digital communication machines, and we simply can’t keep up. And in fact, we’ll probably learn that we simply don’t even want “the future.” We’ll simply want what’s always been important for the past 200,000 years– the analog world of our close friends, family, wonderful experiences, creativity, and health. But I think we will want all of these analog worlds subtly augmented by interesting ways to connect our digital and analog lives.