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Letter: Don’t let technology take over our lives

I do not often write letters to the editor but Elizabeth Cook’s column “Let’s make work great again” impressed me and made a lot of sense. We have become so tuned in to so much automation that we have lost so many jobs, put so many people out of work and have almost lost the ability to add two and two.

We need to forget about some of these robots and get back to some basics. Let us not let computers and cell phones take over our lives so that we are unable to have a simple conversation at a family gathering.

I recently took a five day motorcoach trip and the two men sitting across the aisle from me had their eyes glued to either a phone or laptop. They could not have told anyone anything about the beautiful outdoor scenery they were missing.

I agree computers are good for some things but do not let them take over our lives. Maybe then we can get some of those jobs back into existence!

— Barbara Thornton

Mocksville

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