Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Technology Dependency


Technology has become a central part of our lives. It has come a long way from the time when we used to think it was a hobby. Now it is more advanced and a part of or lives more than how we expected it to be. We wont be able to last a day without technology. It's an addiction that's optional for rehab if we want it.

I began to realize during my own self experience. I woke up at a friend's place after a crazy night of partying. I was totally intoxicated the night before and I knew I couldn't make it back to my apartment. So my friend was good enough his door for me.

By the time I woke up and realized I had to go to work, I was totally aware that I wasn't going to be able to get my laptop and arrive to work on time. I left it at home and just came to work. Within the first two hours sitting in my chair, I found myself freaking out and ready to lose it. All of my work and personal things were on that computer. With the exception of my phone, I had no technology around me.

The fact that I couldn't last two hours without technology made me realize how dependent I was on technology. I was lucky to get everything done on my phone, but I had a visual statistic on how we as human beings are dependent on technology.

Do you feel the same way?

1 comment:

Christian said...

I don't feel that strong of a dependency on it. Usually I find it to be a hinderance, especially in social situations. The best that that could happen during a night out on the town is having your phone die.

As much as I enjoy reading your opinion on the world, it's a little broad to say "we" in the sense that it grew bigger than "we" expected. When computers first started, it was the dream of the inventors to have a computer in every office, on every desk. When SMS messaging started, it was the dream that you could send a message to anybody, not just a select few. When Microsoft released the Zune, it was the dream that you could share you music with anybody around you (I present this example to show that sometimes our dreams don't come true).

Hopefully you can beat the addiction. Are you making any proactive changes to reduce your dependency?