It’s like technology creates more money by creating efficiencies, which sounds good at first, more money is good. But then people with more money have more to spend on a house, so housing goes up. Now for me to afford a house, I need a side hustle. But that side hustle takes up time, so I need other people to take care of my familial tasks. Enter technology once again.
Or I could move further into the suburbs, which means a longer commute, which means less time, which means more technology to handle the things I have no time for.
We justify it by saying things like, “If it takes me an hour to cook, and I’m making $40 an hour at work, why don’t I just work an extra hour and spend $20 for someone else to handle the shopping and cooking?” Because sanity, that’s why.