Technology was said to make life easier. Yet until recently you had to own several electronic gadgets to make your daily life seem simpler.  Every new gadget that comes out claims to bring aspects of your life together and make daily chores less time consuming.

Each day I check several RSS feeds, 4 separate email accounts, turn on several pieces of equipment at work, and make sure my cell phone is fully charged for the day, and I know there are people out there who have multiple cellphones, 2 or 3 computers at the work place or home, and several other gadgets to maintain. Which begs the question, is technology becoming more of a burden on our daily life?

More and more people are relying on the internet, several workstations, cell phones, and other gadgets to get through their work day, and all of these items require some sort of upkeep. Our lives seem to be becoming more dependent on our ipods and laptops and we are allowing this to be the norm. All of these objects require time and money to maintain, things that we are sometimes short on, and yet only a few companies are trying to combine these gadgets into one super gadget that is capable of multiple tasks within a single unit.

A great example of this is the iPhone(aff), which combines the ipod, with a phone, and also has internet connectivity.  This kind of device allows people to have one device that can perform the tasks of several others.  There are other devices such as this but this one has really taken technology to the next step.

So my question to you is this; do you feel that technology is becoming more of a burden on your daily life?  Or do you think that it makes your life easier?