Introduction

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Technology that impacts every moment of our days has taken over. Unplugging is necessary sometimes in order to actually “connect” with those around us. I grew up in the 1980’s, so technology was certainly advancing then, but not nearly to the extent that it is now. TVs were large (some encased in wood-paneling), cell phones were being introduced (and were mostly built in to cars and only accessible to the rich), Saturday morning was the only time to enjoy cartoons on TV, and radio was the best way to stay current with music. There were no smartphones, iPods, flat-screen wall-mounted TVs, PVRs, digital channels, or high-speed internet access. As a kid, we played outside and used our imaginations. The world has certainly changed with the advance of technology within the last few decades. I am slowly adapting…