Advanced technology has changed our lives by making things easier, connecting us to people and places all over the world and by making telling a lie harder.
In a Glamour blog post, Aisha dishes on how lying in relationship has “ended” thanks to technology. She wrote:
Here’s the cold, hard truth, ladies and gentlemen: Our days of deception have officially ended. From mendacious blood doper Lance Armstrong to greedy womanizer Tiger Woods, from hooker-patronizing Eliot Spitzer to penis-parading Anthony Weiner, prominent men—and women (witness the ham-fisted cover-up and tumble from grace of Paula Deen)—are finding it hard to pull a fast one. Even adorable pokes like Justin Bieber and Michael Phelps know that the most “private” homes aren’t safe; everyone’s your best friend till they get a pic of you smoking a bong. Lying. Is. Over.
She goes on to say:
No more secret bad wordts; they live on the servers forever. And no more trysts in dark restaurants, where every diner with an iPhone is a potential filmmaker, ready to make you famous. We are triangulated, photographed, cookied, and pinged at every turn—computers know more about us now than we know about ourselves. It’s no longer a question of if you’ll get caught in a lie—it’s a question of when.
What do you think of Aisha’s post, does she have a point?