Is becoming the Jetsons inevitable?
Nardi's notion of inevitability captured my attention instantly because, I must admit, I have been entrapped by the media frenzy of inevitability. I blindly accepted the notion that technology will evolve and that I really didn't have a say in the matter. In a January post, I mentioned how my husband and I received an IRobot for Christmas (a robot that vacuums our floors by itself). I posed the question of whether or not we will become the Jetsons. Now my question has evolved to is it inevitable that someday we will become the Millenial Jetsons? What will stop us from heading down that path, and what are the implications for either option?
Better yet - would you want to be the Jetsons? (For those of you who are not old enough to know the Jetsons, do what your generation does - Google it).