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Gorman: Don't want to make a decision? There's an app for that

New York City police said last year that

New York City police said last year that Apple products were stolen in a total of 11,447 incidents last year from Jan. 1 to Sept. 23, an increase of 40 percent over the same period in 2011. Above, an Apple iPhone 5. (Sept. 28, 2012) Credit: Getty Images

What if you never had to make a decision ever again? What if all your choices were made by picking up your phone?

Now there’s an app for that.

Seesaw, a new smartphone application, allows users to post questions and let their friends and followers decide. The design resembles Instagram, encouraging users to post photos along with each post. After a query goes out, people tap the screen to cast their votes.

Users can also link their accounts to Twitter and Facebook, so that questions are sure to reach all possible connections.

This is fantastic.

If you could have someone decide everything from which job to apply for to the shoes you wear on a first date, life would be perfect. How can you go wrong listening to the majority? You trust your friends. You trust the public. It’ll be great!

Never again will you have to decide what to wear, whom to date, where to go or how to spend time! How have you been surviving for this long? And it won’t stop there!

Applying to college? Leave it to Seesaw! No need to factor in personal preference. It doesn’t matter what you want to study. Having the approval of your friends is way more important than the fact that you don’t want to go to school in-state.

What else? Want a pet? Ask Seesaw! Don’t take your cat allergy into consideration.

The fun of letting others weigh in on what to have for dinner or which dress to wear is appealing. But this does have the potential of becoming a nasty habit.

The so-called “touch-screen” generation is already out of touch with reality. Now, we won’t even be able to know how many sugars to take in our coffee without consulting our phones. It's brilliant!

So how do we know when it’s become too much? Is moderation key? Or independent thought? Or neither?

Maybe I’ll post it on Seesaw. Everyone else can figure it out for me.

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