With Black Friday fast approaching, I’ve been thinking a lot about how various forms of technology have become ingrained into our everyday lives. You may be wondering exactly what the busiest shopping day of the year has to do with the spread of new technology. That’s a fair question. The answer — at least for me — is everything. That’s because I absolutely loathe shopping. In fact, I hate it so much that I literally used to dread the holidays. Schlepping through a crowded mall in search of just the right gifts for a host of friends and family was an excruciating experience.