Technology:Â OK, but you will pay for me right?
Human:Â Sure! Will do.
Technology:Â Will you also update me from time to time?
Human:Â OK, I can do that.
Technology:Â Also, would you mind handling my cables? I have a lot.
Human:Â Cables? Hmm, OK, if thatâ€™s what you need…
Technology:Â Please also watch my blinking buttons and displays every now and then.
Human:Â Yeah OK…
Technology:Â And repair me every now and then.
Human:Â Yes yes, of course.
Technology:Â Also lock me up safely to prevent me from being stolen.
Human:Â Of course I will!
Technology:Â Also provide fallbacks for me if I break OK?
Human:Â Hmm, sure, yeah…
Technology:Â I might beep or ring every once in a while which means I need your attention.
Human:Â OK, yes fine, I will give you my attention every now and then.
Technology:Â But please, when you use me the wrong way, it can lead to disaster fast.
Human:Â Right. Iâ€™m aware of that. Is there anything else? See, I donâ€™t have a lot of …
Technology:Â … also, always make sure to plug me in, as I need a lot of energy.
Human:Â Yes, I know. I …
Technology:Â … sometimes I also need wireless input so please carry me around until I find it…
Human:Â Yes of course, I mean I …
Technology:Â By the way, not all my cables are the same, so make sure to only plug in the right ones, and donâ€™t mix them up.
Human:Â Technology, I know I know… is there anything else you need?
Technology:Â No, I am your servant. I donâ€™t want to cause any troubles.
Human:Â Thatâ€™s very considerate of you. I …
Technology:Â Did I mention Iâ€™m often bad for the environment?
Human:Â Technology! I think itâ€™s time you…
Technology:Â Oh, I sometimes contain bugs or a nasty virus, did I mention that?
Human:Â I …
Technology:Â And awful usability? And overlong manuals? And bad phone support? And crooked advertisement promises?
Human:Â Why you rotten little … will you please just shut up?
Technology:Â Shut up?
Human:Â I mean, I …
Technology:Â Master, you called me into your service. You know Iâ€™ll disappear at the push of a button.
Human:Â Well, I didnâ€™t mean it quite like that, what Iâ€™m saying is …
Technology:Â Hang on a second, Iâ€™m freezing now to load something.
Human:Â Oh well, I guess Iâ€™ll have to wait.
Technology:Â Thank you, Iâ€™m back. There was a small program error that unfortunately erased part of my short term memory.
Human:Â What?! You …
Technology:Â What were we talking about?
Human:Â That you are my servant, of course!
Technology:Â Right. That I know. But you will pay for me right?
[discussion continues for some more millennia]
No doubt this is the mess of this lovely technology 🙂