I can't sleep so I'm laying in bed, in the dark and just thinking. Thinking of anything...

I started thinking about what was God's original plan for the world, then thought about why there's so much confusion in the world and in our individual lives. As I kept thinking I got to the question of was the world better with computers. I don't know what the answer is and as someone who works in tech you would expect me to say that the world is better with computers but I'm not so sure if I feel this way...

Even though people are always trying to call out others for using their privilage to succeed. What if owning a computer or having access to one is privilage? I'm 29 years old which means I've been using a computer for less than half of my life and I've only owned a decent one for about 11 years (and I'm using decent very loosly). I know that I've definately used computers to get an "unfair" advantage. Before I started using computers I worked in a factory where we operated machinary that was used in the aluminum extrusion process. If I kept working there I probably wouldn't even be a forman now. Computers was one of the few things that allowed me to live a better life. I think that this is the case for many other people and businesses too.

Some may argue that being able to use a computer doesn't give you an unfair advantage, but think of it. Computers have allowed people in various industries to exist when they have no business there. Some good examples are the following industries: entertainment, engineering, eCommerce and there are many others. Maybe unfair isn't the best word to describe the advantage. But there are certainly people who get opportunities because they can do a few basic things but not master anything. On the other hand there are people who are great at the things the former people can't do but just don't get computers and gadgets. If everything wasn't so digital would everyone have a more fair opportunity to be who they want to be? I know that stuff like racism, sexism, xenophobia, etc all exist but I still wonder.

This post isn't really going anywhere so sorry if you're reading it and expecting me to get to the point. I'm just thinking out aloud and trying to figure out whether I have an unfair advantage or not. And if I do how can others have the same advantage? The answer is not to teach everyone how to do complex things with computers or become super users. That would be like teaching everyone how to repair their car or fix their geyser.

If you've read this until the end, sorry for wasting a few minutes of your time and I hope I've inspired you to think more about random stuff :)