Technology 'priority for Britons'
Well, I have always known I was an addict...
Britons are more willing to cut back on holidays and meals out than on spending on communication technology during the recession, an Ofcom review suggests.
The watchdog's annual report says spending on mobiles, the internet and TV is regarded as a higher priority than almost anything except food.
...but I didn't know that SO many people were!
As this is the case - that we are all such internet addicts, some more than others, will this usher in a more pronounced new world order or will it mean that we have, in effect, become total individualists?
If you think about it we can talk to each other, for free if you have an instant messaging service, and the phone companies are getting more and more irked at that.
You can keep up on the news from Papua to Beijing, all in the click of a mouse.
Is this the time, a beginning because, even now, the internet is still a baby - when we can all begin to look at ourselves as global beings rather than the tribal beings that we have been for thousands of years?
Is the need to communicate the greater motivating factor - in that people will forgo vacations rather than stop using the internet - or any other technology?
Or is it that we have gone through an evolutionary process and we didn't notice?
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