Opinion: I want it now, Amazon!

By Megan Powell


Our generation is blessed with information at the tips of our fingers within just seconds due to new computer technology.

We live in the now generation. And we are blessed to constantly have information, shopping and basically anything else at our fingertips.

I was talking with my dad about writing a paper for a class, which of course was followed by a complaining tone. Then he pulled the ‘back in my day we had to go to the library’ card on me.

In this day and age if I need to know details regarding a topic, all I have to is go to Google or any other search engine, type in my question, then get an immediate answer in tenths of a second.

There is a new feature offered to Amazon.com users called Amazon NOW. Did you forget that today was your parent’s anniversary? Your girlfriend’s birthday? Well everyone in Indianapolis is in luck because that’s to the online shopping market  you can have items to you in one to two hours.

The company introduced the new convenient shopping tool in London earlier this year and is now available in larger cities near distribution centers. The service is restricted to Amazon Prime users, not your run of the mill Amazon shoppers.

Even though the delivery is quick, this might make society less accountable and more forgetful and lazy.

Indy currently is running a special where if you’re shopping for groceries you can have $20 off your purchase, plus free delivery on your first purchase.

We’ve reached a point where our society is too lazy to make it to the grocery story and need our groceries handpicked and delivered to us.

Don’t get me wrong on the fact that this might be helpful to a lot of people, but the majority of people should do their shopping in person and before a birthday or anniversary.

Now just watch me use Amazon NOW after writing my opinion of why not to use the feature.


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Ashley Shuler is the executive editor of The Franklin. She has held various multimedia journalism and public relations internships, including positions at Indianapolis Monthly, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and Dittoe Public Relations. When she isn't staying up late to edit stories, Ashley spends her time boutique shopping and drinking as much vanilla Coke as possible. This is Ashley's third year in a leadership role and her fourth year on The Franklin staff. She previously held positions as web editor and news editor.

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