Technology never ceases to amaze us. Its glamor and glitter have lured us in like never that our tour is never complete unless we post it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram… Isn’t that right? Apparently, everything ensuing in our life is defined by the social media. The fact that we can know everything is happening in the globe is fantastic. But the damage it has done is huge. Technological advances have made us modern but think of the environment degradation we are doing. It is all about speed nowadays. How fast we are moving in this world is what matters.
Due to the tech advances, we can do everything in a swift manner. Traveling to distant places doesn’t take time; we can go anywhere we want in less time. Life has become so easy that we need not work too much or go for shopping. We can work from home and do online shopping and selling. Recharge can be done from home and groceries too can be bought online. Less work thus has started making us lazy and people are dying early. If this continues, then as depicted in movies our world will be devoid of humans and robots will take control.
Today diseases are escalating like never. Scientists are finding new syndromes and diseases in people. People are dying while they are young. Cancer which is supposed to be a rare disease is increasing nowadays. It has become common. New technological advance has made or life stylish but not without its glitches. It is hard to find a man without mobile, computer or car. Everyone has at least a TV in their house. It is surprising but true. What one needs is a break from all these and gaze about sans tech.
Everything occurs wireless and in batteries. Well, it is cool, but the ultimate result… we know. Our day is never complete unless we say about our life to our friends in Whatsapp. Selfies are in vogue today. No matter how many selfies one posts, it is never enough. But everything works with batteries. Nadine Gordimer said, “Books don't need batteries.” All stuff sans batteries has gone out of fashion today. Everyone is plugged in. Nobody has time to communicate with others without cell phones.
Jefferson Bethke correctly says, “We refuse to turn off our computers, turn off our phone, log off Facebook, and just sit in silence because in those moments we might have to face up to who we are.” Adventures have become less fun due to our gadgets. All we need is eccentric stuff to amuse us, and we feel that we are living. But no, we are living in a world of gadgets. I agree it is hard to live sans it. But including gadgets, we need to have real fun sometimes and get out of this stuff so that we would be free.
“We can’t jump off bridges anymore because our iPhones will get ruined. We can’t take skinny dips in the ocean because there’s no service on the beach and adventures aren’t real unless they’re on Instagram. Technology has doomed the spontaneity of adventure and we’re helping destroy it every time we Google, check-in, and hashtag.” (Jeremy Glass) This is true; our adventures fail, and we stay obsessed in the tech world. What we get today may not be there for our future generation. They will suffer much than us. Would we want that? I don’t think so.
So tech should sometimes be kept out of our life so that we would feel the fresh air.