My sister spent a lot of time in the airport this holiday. In one airport there was an ad by some computer-type company that was showing all the ways their company/product was making the world better.
I think computer stuff can make it so that doctors can give eachother patient information all over the world, and doctors can put in there the personality of patients so that other doctors know. But other than that, has the world forgotten what knowing someone personally means?
Knowing someone personally means that you know them. Personally.
People I Know Personally:
My extended family
Friends in my city
People I Cannot Possibly Know Personally:
A doctor I’ve never seen
A person I’ve never seen
Bloggers I’ve never seen
My sister’s friends in her city
Extended family I’ve never seen
It’s cool and all that doctors can share patient information with the internet and stuff, but they can’t claim to personally know patients they’ve never seen. That goes against what it means to know someone personally!
Corporate America trying to tell us what it means to know someone…. Man, it sucks.