My pet peeve are drivers swerving on roads while looking at their phone - oblivious to their erratic behavior. But this does not mean for a second we should get rid of our phones.
I've heard others say that the problem with our society today is that we are all stuck in our phones, cutting ourselves of from the serendipity potential of our community. Only, I don't remember there actually being more talking to strangers on trains and buses over my lifetime than I see now. However, I love that I can talk to my family around the world while I'm driving my car and swerving erratically... ok, maybe not while driving, but any other time.
I think it's great that 911 is available practically everywhere now. I think it's great to have games to play while standing in a long line. And the detailed tools I have at my disposal is something I still am amazed at. Facebook for all it's overreaching is such a blessing as I see pictures, and stay in touch with friends scattered miles away.
But tech is like church... if you use it to hurt people, it's a curse. If used to help, it's a blessing. So like we should use church, use tech to connect, reach out to, and help people.
Because People Matter.