Service stations everywhere are installing do-it-yourself credit card pumps. No attendant is needed since the customer can make his gasoline purchase and never go inside. Soft drink machines are now on the market that will talk back to you when you make your purchase. Now, other businesses besides fast food restaurants have drive through windows for customer convenience. Banks and other financial establishments have had drive in lanes and 24-hour teller machines for quite some time. American technology is rapidly discouraging face to face contact.
Perhaps the church is the only remaining institution in society which can show concern for the individual by meeting the human need for face-to-face contact and relationships with other people.
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