As I was browsing all this disscusions, I emmediately got my eye on this one- Wants or needs.
While I read a few of your thoughtful messages and conclusions I asked myself how many things do I daily use wich are not always necessary, beginning from the television to mobile phones and other tehnologies. I think we all can agree with the fact that we already have everything what we realy need, even more.
One of the thing that I use almost everyday is internet. It of course has its advantages and can make our lifes more easier. So is with the mobiles. You have for sure many times heard people say that they can’t live without those two things, for example. But what about the people who doesn’t have those things? They are getting along on many ways, they are not deprived or something and are certainly alive! So, all the modern tehnologies that we have or want are not necessary indeed. Matter of fact, I would say they are more a metter of habit.