Cell phone apps (or shortcuts) have become all the rage for the techno-happy generation of today. For those of you who don’t know, and I admit I was one of them up until recently, apps are a cooler way of saying “applications” – I guess that was too many syllables for an average person to say.
But what if I told you there was an “app” designed specifically to help drivers avoid DUI checkpoints – would you believe me?
Oh what am I saying, of course you’d believe me. After all we’re living in a time when technological boundaries have been pushed to their limits so why should this really surprise anyone, right? Well it kind of surprises me.
I mean with about 10,000 Americans killed in drunk-driving crashes each year, who would think an app like this would make any logical sense? Silly me – someone who probably has a drinking problem!!!
While we’re at it, why not create an app for embezzlers to easily transfer stolen money into their accounts or for drug users trying to find the best scores. Pretty soon there will be apps for every kind of offense in society – allowing criminals and those constantly playing the system to succeed without having to lift more than their finger.
I’ve said it before and I’ll keep on saying it – there’s no arguing that technology has certainly made our lives longer and easier, but it has NOT made them any better from where I’m sitting. Truthfully, I think it might just be making things worse.