In this modern world of ours, it is somewhat difficult to go places and not encounter technology; figuratively speaking, it’s as though technology is the voracious spider and we are caught in its web.
Once there is an electrical power supply, you can bet your last dollar that the majority of people have their devices plugged into it and if they are not plugged in, their devices probably work with batteries.
This makes me wonder: are we addicted to technology?
There are some people who take long walks out in Nature with the intentions of reconnecting with their inner being. Yet, they carry their technological devices with them — devices such as: smartphones, laptops, tablets, digital cameras, portable radios and televisions.
Some of you are probably thinking: “Whenever I go out into Nature, I do not carry any technological devices with me.” But, unknowingly to many, their wristwatch falls into the category of modern technology; it might be harmless, but we tend to take it everywhere we go. We human beings like to live well-structured lives; this usually involves lots of planning and most of the time, our method of planning entails some form of time management. So, even though we are out into Nature attempting to enjoy the beauty of the flora and the fauna, we impose a time-limit on ourselves; for example: we would make a mental note about spending no more than four hours in the wilderness, because we have to re-insert ourselves back into our daily routine of running a family, getting back to our places of employment, socializing with friends, making sure that our chores at our home are completed, etcetera.
Some of us may also carry some of those brand-name watches with us to monitor our heart-rate while we are hiking outdoors and to see whether or not if we are capable of doing it in record-breaking time.
When it is time to go back home, some of us would jump into our sports utility vehicle; which most of the time, is usually equipped with a GPS device — the one that tells us to, “Turn left,” or, “Turn right.”
These days, few people do their laundry the old-fashioned way — manually. Instead of doing a hand-washed laundry, many people would do their laundry-loads via the washing-machine and then place their clothing into the drier.
Today, we have all sorts of technical devices to do almost anything that you can think of.
Are the days of simplicity long gone?
In the future, mankind may have all sorts of computers and robots doing everything imaginable for them; which will revolutionise the way things are done at home and the workplace.