How do you use technology?
Do you remember the days when our everyday technology comforts did not exist?
I personally am a technology junkie, I religiously check Facebook (though I have recently stopped using the status tool and only posting photos.) whilst I used to wake up of a morning and check facebook straight away. I now go hours without even realising that I haven’t checked it.
I read all my news online. National, international and even my small town local paper.
I email regularly (not everyday). But I receive all of my bills via email and then in turn use internet banking to pay the bills.
Now, there’s an innovative piece of technology. I am sure that a massive part of the population uses it. I rarely ever actually walk into a bank branch anymore. I use my trusty iPhone app to pay my bills, to check my statements, to check my balances and to transfer my funds.
Smartphones, how did we survive without them? all these technologies I have mentioned using. I do all from my smartphone. We rarely even have the need for a laptop or even a full computer anymore.!
I remember the days before all this existed. Before ADSL, when I had to run a long ass cable from the phone all the way to the computer just to go on MSN or messenger (there’s a throwback!). Hating the fact that if someone wanted to use the phone I would have to disconnect so that they could make their call.
I remember my first mobile with a bulky battery big numbers and god forbid without a colour screen. Though I do recall spending many hours playing snake! I would compare that game to what we are now all addicted to, Candy Crush!
I remember having to go into the bank to transfer my money into my other accounts or to others accounts.
Technology is, quick, easy, convenient and albeit lazy! but I am guilty of its enticing existence clearly. You wouldn’t be reading this blog if I weren’t.
By now you are probably wondering why this girl that predominantly blogs about mental illness is suddenly going all techo, so here it is.
Having recently been scheduled and put into the public health system all of my tech devices were taken from me. (oh the horror!) for the first 24hrs I was constantly going to “google it” or check “IMDB” and not being able to was absolute torture.! But after that it got easier. It became … peaceful. It made me realise just how much I rely on technology.
Which leads me to wonder…
Where would we be if technology had not advanced so far already.?
Where will be in ten years time with the current rate of technological advances?
I for one can not wait to watch all this unravel.