I realized that everything is getting automated. Today, our family made a trip out to the library to check out some books and DVD’s. To my pleasant surprise, there was a self-serve check out counter. We just had to scan our library card and then our library materials. It was quick and easy.
For a person that is all about efficiency, I am glad that the library is moving in this direction. But I think this method of check out is only at the smaller branches because not all of the Ann Arbor branches have implemented this approach. I am wondering if it is due to the lack of personnel.
I am guessing that a lot of things will get automated in the future.
This will probably put a greater hunger for human interaction – this is when the Church will be able to step up to the plate and fill the void with genuine biblical community.