Technology is finally sophisticated enough to capture most aspects of one’s life. 

Digital cameras take photos. 

Video cameras record us visually.

Digital voice recorders can record one’s voice for posterity. 

Speech recognition software lets us dictate our thoughts digitally. 

Tablets such as Bamboo Pen enable us to write or draw without paper. 

iPods and other MP3 players let us take music and other media with us.

Portable multimedia devices such iPhone or Blackberry let us call anyone near or far or download apps to our heart’s desire.

Karaoke equipment lets us sing and record music for entertainment.

e-readers such as Kindle and iPad let us carry a library’s worth of books while software such as Mobipocket allow us to turn our writings into e-books.

The Internet allows us to facilitate communication via e-mail or social networks.

All of these and more are enabled by a one computer or laptop.

With so many ways to use technology to capture, record and monitor our lives…

…why are we more disconnected than ever before?


Books by MG EdwardsMG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

Edwards is author of six books. His memoir, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, was finalist for the Book of the Year Award and the Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series: Alexander the Salamander; Ellie the Elephant; Zoe the Zebra; and a collection featuring all three stories. His book Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of 15 short stories.

Edwards lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his family. He has also lived in Austria, Singapore and Thailand. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at or contact him by e-mail at or on Twitter @m_g_edwards.

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