My time there may be unstructured and unplanned, but it is not inefficient. It is very efficient, in fact, at reducing whatever chemicals are the ones that pound through your brain saying WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS INSTEAD OF MANAGING YOUR TO-DO LIST?
I just don’t understand why people are so afraid of things like this. If you don’t see a place for a device in your life, then by all means decline to purchase it. I can’t wait to see your mea culpa article in five years that describes the joyous moment when you finally gave in and let this thing into your life (two years after the rest of us).
Technology can’t fix our broken brains, but it may help us solve problems that we didn’t fully realize that we had. I spent over three years in tech retail talking to people who needed to be told exactly why it was that they walked into my store and began waving money in my face. I never quite figured out what to tell them about that. Gently, as I was trained (and trained others), I would demonstrate features ad benefits to a decreasingly grumpy (often elderly, though not always) audience. They’d walk out happy, and I’d feel slightly dirty. My job’s still the same in that fundamental way, but the scale has changed.
I guess what I’m saying here is that no one shoves these things down your throat. Railing against it only sets you up to look foolish. Take a deep breath and let the world turn, but don’t go yelling at the rest of us when you wake up the next day in an unfamiliar world.