“5. The Critical Engineer recognises that each work of engineering engineers its user, proportional to that user’s dependency upon it.”

Some time ago, I went on a trip with my family. We drove for hours, so we had plenty of time to chat, listen to music, and enjoy the sceneries passing by. By end of the day we reached our hotel, and the moment I got into my room, my laptop sprang into my hand, and 3 Google Chrome tabs flew out to open my email,, and Facebook. I need to catch up on all the information I had missed in those hours of non-connectivity. But in fact I just cut connection from my family and my immediate surroundings. “Catching up” to all the information is just an excuse; I am just an addict.

The more we rely on technology, the more it controls us. I am already affected by it, and chances are, I will one day be taking part in its evolution. I need to know what I am getting myself into.

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