Approach technology like a child. As if nothing came before it and everything can and will be better.
How does that sound? As I get older I'm noticing a historical comfort zone of unacknowledged technological acceptance. A golden age; when things 'just worked', values were upheld, and ideas had consistency.
Nostalgia is built on the moments of success that occur when we are open-minded enough to experience them and moments of failure that we are unlikely to be open-minded enough to experience again.
A time when we engaged in a playful way with every new idea. And there is always a new idea, something even scarier than Twitter,
and it is neither the world, nor technology, nor progress that causes that - the fault is a byproduct of time - t
here is never a 'right' solution, there is no perfect, nothing stops, and never did, there is only the next thing and the next thing.
You may influence this - you may even hold back the tide (or shift its course) - good for you, but... it is the tide.
In my personal practice of life I theoretically eschew a lot of contemporary technologies. I want books and breathing, and artefacts. My heart wants slow, un-integrated solutions. But my mind wants technological novelty. I acknowledge that for today's youngest there was never anything else and that there must be new technology, new words, new ideas. That everything interesting in the world is that way, their way, not my way.
(Ironically this is genuinely not new. I already feel 'old' in my industry but I look forward to re-reading this in my dotage with a wry grin.)
Yet it is a conundrum; when to restrain technological ambition and when aged skepticism obstructs optimism.
My daily meditation at the moment is to open my mind to this, not to overvalue experience, to enjoy the nostalgia, explore every possibility like a child, abandon pursuit of answers and enjoy the chaos of progress flowing through and around us. Most awesomely, I still get paid to practice this.