SPEAK UP, SIRI

I’m more than a little concerned that our electronic devices have not only taken over a good part of our time, but by cocooning ourselves with them, we’re losing the necessity to actually communicate with one another.  Instead we can Twitter our thoughts. We can send emojis to indicate how we feel about something.  We can call up information in an instant.  We can order our meals, our groceries, prescriptions, clothing and have them delivered.  We can get medical advice, work from home, use our voice to turn on appliances, secure our homes and play music to soothe the savage beast.

To emphasize, while traveling I often refer to the map app on my phone to get  to my destination.  While doing this, I sometimes become frustrated because I’m not fast enough on the receiving end.  Instead of blaming it on my poor hearing, I tend to get angry with the device.  After a frustrating time of it, I said to my husband, “I really hate that app,” as I tucked my phone into my purse.  To which Siri replied, “Some days are just like that.”

A voice was communicating with me from the depths of my purse – crunched up alongside my checkbook, my glasses, my empty wallet and an assortment of cough drops and mints.  Siri had actually understood what I was saying.  I felt a sudden bond, but quickly dismissed it.  It doesn’t seem natural to strike up a relationship with an automated device. 

It caused me to wonder again about our dependence on these tools.  In a way we’ve become friends with them, because they’ve taken the place of a real, honest to goodness person.  In time we will not have to leave the house for anything.  Relationships will cease to be.  We won’t have to shower or put on makeup.  We will be accountable to no one.  Hmmm – sounds like a world without God.

Thankfully, God is available 24/7, 365 days a year.  All we have to do is ask and it will be given, knock and the door will open, seek and we shall find.  I pray that we never become so isolated from each other that we feel we can go it alone.  We need each others’ fellowship, friendship and face to face contact.  We can always count on God’s protection, intervention, forgiveness and everything else in life, but we need each other too.  God saw that it was not good for man to be alone so he created woman to be his partner – and her name wasn’t Siri.
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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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3 Responses to SPEAK UP, SIRI

  1. This is why I don’t do FB, Twitter, use Siri, alexia etc— trying to be predominantly old school while possible

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  2. Wally Fry says:

    The lady at my work who runs the front desk in the day has an Alexa device at her desk, and uses it to listen to music in the day. One night, it started playing music, and the other Nursing Assistant asked me how to turn it off. Just on a whim, I walked over and said, “Alexa, shut up.” She did lol. Then I felt bad for being mean.

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