Technology is everywhere - from our mobile phones, to our computers, and even our kitchen appliances. I'm not against technology, but I do wonder if this attachment to technology will affect the human race in negative ways. There are already so many sci-fi films with commentaries on this topic (e.g. The Matrix, Gattaca, Minority Report, to name a few). In this article, "Fawning Over Phones: Our Worrying Addiction?", it says that "90 percent of the world’s population over the age of 6 would have a mobile phone by 2020". The number is high, but not surprising...at least not to me. It's mentioned that people need to balance their use of technology...but can we control it? Will there be a moment in our lives where we won't be able to escape technology? What responsibilities does the tech industry have over this? What makes technology "ethical" or "unethical"? When thinking of HCI (Human Computer Interaction), I remember one of the most important rules: there needs to be a balance and the user must have some control. I just feel that this line of control keeps getting blurred. I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts in the comments below! Are there any devices that you feel have gone "too far"? Do you feel you are already too addicted to your phone or other devices?