As much as modern technology can be a blessing, it can also be a curse. The following is my list of things to despise about modern society.
Social Security Numbers -- Originally your social security number was for, gasp, social security. Now it's a means to identify people by a number. And also a great way for people to steal your identity and ruin your life.
Credit scores -- Yet another number no longer being used for its original purpose. Credit scores were originally intended to help creditors determine whether they should give you a loan or a credit card. Now it effects you in other ways like employment and insurance rates.
Lack of privacy online -- Yes, it's true, if it weren't for the Internet you wouldn't be reading this post. But for as much as the Internet has benefited society, it's harmed it, too. People share information about their lives that even a few years back would have been kept private. People are fired or denied jobs for posting photos on their Facebook pages or comments on Twitter. Rumors are spread. We say and do things online we wouldn't have if we had time to think, but everything is instantaneous. And everything stays online forever via servers.
Control your imagine online. Before writing this I did a web search for myself and was happy to see the only things that came up were my LinkedIn profile and some articles I had written online. Nothing else came up, this blog for instance or my Facebook page, because I have those set to not be searchable on search engines by my name.
New technology -- Advertisers have a way of making us feel like we are inadequate if we don't own the latest gadget. But seriously, do you really need to have Internet access on our phones or to be able to share photos instantly no matter where we happen to be? The answer is no. But once you have it, you don't know how you lived without it.
What is on your list of things you despise about modern society?