Its Place In Your Life
How do you feel about technology?
There are some advances in technology that I am sure will pass me but we are not at that stage yet. When it comes to everyday technological advances, it would be fair to say that at my ripe “old age,” I am still keeping up with the millennials. We have come a long way when it comes to the use of technological advancement. Yet, many are cynical about it.
“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
Technology: Are You Checked-In?
Our lives or that of a vast majority across the world are “checked-in” to our gadgets. We are unable to do much of anything without our phones, tablets, laptops, even or watches these days. The village has and continues to get smaller, yet:
“Even the technology that promises to unite us, divides us. Each of us is now electronically connected to the globe, and yet we feel utterly alone.”Dan Brown
Why can we not use these advancements to help make us better? In all fairness, there are many examples of how technology has improved the lives of many, including those with learning disabilities, the physically challenged, those living in remote areas with once limited access to resources such as water and many more examples. There remains, however, wide gaps between many of those chasing Pokémons and those still without telephones or smartphones.
Man Over Machine
Long before we could have thought about the way technology would run our lives in the way it does now, Martin Luther King, Jr., reminded us:
“But today our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change. The large house in which we live demands that we transform this world-wide neighborhood into a world – wide brotherhood. Together we must learn to live as brothers or together we will be forced to perish as fools.
We must work passionately and indefatigably to bridge the gulf between our scientific progress and our moral progress. One of the great problems of mankind is that we suffer from a poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring contrast to our scientific and technological abundance. The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually.”
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