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How technology changes our lives

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Letâs be honest here. Do we actually realize how things have changed with the way we connect with people? Now the definition (or the meaning as we perceive) of the following words have changed a LOT:

Connect, Follow, Friend, Like

You get the point, donât you?

Social is no more necessarily face to face on a Cafe and having a chat with your friend over a cup of coffee. It could be you sitting in front of your computer and your friend sitting in front of his/her computer and you two talking via a software (say, Skype).

You almost get the same feel as if youâd be sitting in a Cafe with your friend â but thereâs something missing for sure.

Here we should actually embrace the positive things with the technological advancement. If there is no (technological) facility to talk to a friend who is in another country, weâd never be able to talk to people who are away.

At the same time, think of this scenario:

You are at a dinner table with 5 friends and instead of having a nice conversation face to face, everyone of you are holding your Smartphones checking emails and social profile updates.

It doesnât matter if you use your Smartphone or a Laptop or even the Google Glass (which most people think will be social friendly or less distracting) â you are still ignoring your friends/family who are sitting in front of you.

The new face of lifestyle due to technology

We used to go shopping, I mean REAL shopping and purchase stuff from real stores. Thatâs refreshing. That makes us walk a lot, breathe some fresh air, give our eyes and brain some new colors and stuff to watch and so on.

While shopping for our needs, we also used to do good to our whole body.

Now how most of us shop? We have enormously reduced, if not totally eliminated, shopping outdoors except for things that we canât get online.

Just as we talk to our friends and socialize in front of the computer, we shop in front of the computer too. Or for some, it could be a Smartphone or a Tablet or a Phablet (it could be various names, but my point is the same).

Not just shopping, but with listening to music, playing games, watching movies, reading books â everything is done either in front of a computer or by holding some device or a gadget in our hands.

And think about bloggers or online entrepreneurs who spend a major portion of their time in front of a computer.

This surely does take a toll on our health and we end up with poor eating habits, obesity, back pain, vision problems and even some sorts of unexplained illness.

How technology has changed our lives: Takeaway

Iâm not scaring you here. And Iâm not trying to make you a person of the 60â²s or 70â²s either. I know thatâs not possible coz Iâm not willing to drop my gadgets or stop using the benefits of technological advancements, in the first place.

However, what we all can do is put things in control â our control.

Instead of letting the gadget or a technological sophistication to control us, we must use them for our business, or comfort.

The technological discoveries, advancements, gadgets etc. are to make our lives easier. Theyâre here to help us. Theyâre here to serve us, to be more precise and not the other way round.

So we should USE them and not be addicted to them and let them use us.

Thatâs the point Iâm trying to convey here. Agree or disagree?

Let me know in the comments about what you think on technological advancements and how technology has changed our lives in a bad way.


Letâs be honest here. Do we actually realize how things have changed with the way we connect with people? Now the definition (or the meaning as we perceive) of the following words have changed a LOT:

Connect, Follow, Friend, Like

You get the point, donât you?

Social is no more necessarily face to face on a Cafe and having a chat with your friend over a cup of coffee. It could be you sitting in front of your computer and your friend sitting in front of his/her computer and you two talking via a software (say, Skype).

You almost get the same feel as if youâd be sitting in a Cafe with your friend â but thereâs something missing for sure.

Here we should actually embrace the positive things with the technological advancement. If there is no (technological) facility to talk to a friend who is in another country, weâd never be able to talk to people who are away.

At the same time, think of this scenario:

You are at a dinner table with 5 friends and instead of having a nice conversation face to face, everyone of you are holding your Smartphones checking emails and social profile updates.

It doesnât matter if you use your Smartphone or a Laptop or even the Google Glass (which most people think will be social friendly or less distracting) â you are still ignoring your friends/family who are sitting in front of you.

The new face of lifestyle due to technology

We used to go shopping, I mean REAL shopping and purchase stuff from real stores. Thatâs refreshing. That makes us walk a lot, breathe some fresh air, give our eyes and brain some new colors and stuff to watch and so on.

While shopping for our needs, we also used to do good to our whole body.

Now how most of us shop? We have enormously reduced, if not totally eliminated, shopping outdoors except for things that we canât get online.

Just as we talk to our friends and socialize in front of the computer, we shop in front of the computer too. Or for some, it could be a Smartphone or a Tablet or a Phablet (it could be various names, but my point is the same).

Not just shopping, but with listening to music, playing games, watching movies, reading books â everything is done either in front of a computer or by holding some device or a gadget in our hands.

And think about bloggers or online entrepreneurs who spend a major portion of their time in front of a computer.

This surely does take a toll on our health and we end up with poor eating habits, obesity, back pain, vision problems and even some sorts of unexplained illness.

How technology has changed our lives: Takeaway

Iâm not scaring you here. And Iâm not trying to make you a person of the 60â²s or 70â²s either. I know thatâs not possible coz Iâm not willing to drop my gadgets or stop using the benefits of technological advancements, in the first place.

However, what we all can do is put things in control â our control.

Instead of letting the gadget or a technological sophistication to control us, we must use them for our business, or comfort.

The technological discoveries, advancements, gadgets etc. are to make our lives easier. Theyâre here to help us. Theyâre here to serve us, to be more precise and not the other way round.

So we should USE them and not be addicted to them and let them use us.

Thatâs the point Iâm trying to convey here. Agree or disagree?

Let me know in the comments about what you think on technological advancements and how technology has changed our lives in a bad way.

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