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Technology and Your Life

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Technology and Your Life

Post by Anita on Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:08 am

Smile Hi, everyone!

About two weeks ago, one of the most important designers in the technology world passed away. He was mourned by millions of people who acknowledge his contribution to the modern world.
One week after - in a separate fact, of course - the Blackberry platform suffered from one of the greatest crashes it's had in its history. As a result, millions of users in every continent were unable to communicate via Blackberry. There was discomfort and anxiety. The service is steadily becoming regular.

There are many aspects where technology is crucial today. Indeed, we've got the chance to interact by means of technology. But how important is technology for you? Do you think you can get by without it? What's the device you can't live without?
Do you agree with the fact that technology's become a religion?



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Post by vixxie on Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:18 pm

Well, I have times. One day I can't live without my iPod and my favorite music, is the first thing that I have to pack in my bag, I need to take it with me everywhere. But, there're other days, that I can live without my music dispositive and I don't feel dying like other people who seems they didn't have air to breathe.lol!
On the other hand, I'm grateful with technology 'cause without it my mom was in the heaven as if it's the creator of the pacemaker. My message is everything in excess is bad and now the technology dominates us, so is good to have limits, each thing (cell phone, iPod, boxgame...) merits their fair time and space. Cool
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Re: Technology and Your Life

Post by Anita on Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:26 pm

Hi, my dear Vixxie!!!! Welcome to the family!!! cheers
We see yee to eye regarding music players and these periods of time when you feel like injecting them into your body so as to live with them forever, whereas there are other times in which you can perfectly leave them behind. The same happens to the PC use or even the TV. They're not essential to our lives, it's just a matter of feelings, likes and interests.
Vixxie wrote:I'm grateful with technology 'cause without it my mom was in the heaven as if it's the creator of the pacemaker.
(As a parenthesis, you reminded me of the Monty Python's parrot sketch with this line, he he! Laughing ) Sure! Technology has helped humanity to lengthen their life expectancy and control illnesses which were out of our hands centuries ago. I think there are more pros than cons regarding technology and health. Wink

How do you think technology can 'dominate a person's life'? Isn't technology just supposed to be a tool? Question

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Post by MusicElf on Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:24 pm

The only benefit I see in technology is communications. The rest is a hassle... It has created dependence and more illnesses. Even in medicine. So I think I can perfectly live without technology. I have done it, and I have seen it is possible. More than a month without technology.

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Re: Technology and Your Life

Post by Anita on Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:58 am

Well, I'm afraid I've got to disagree with you at this point. You see, technology has been really helpful for education, communications, health, home living, entertainment, etc. The problem is when this technology crosses the line and, instead of humans relying on technology, it's technology which relies on humans to become the core of society, simply because human beings become dependent on it. Many people can't think of themselves without technology, look at what came off that week that Blackberry failed.

I guess the only way to acknowledge how important technology is must be by balancing the role of technology in our lives. Use it only when necessary, but also try your best to learn those manual or mental skills that we humans are able to do. You never know when technology may turn against you - Murphy-like or Terminator-like, so there's nothing like being technology-independent, without refraining from using it totally. Wink


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Post by MusicElf on Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:46 am

Ha ha ha! You're so dramatic, Ana. Your sarcasm is never gone! ROTF

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The Perfect Life...

Post by Anita on Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:46 pm

I couldn't refrain from sharing these videos, as well as this review. I think this s like a perfect life, the life we should all be living - as we're supposed to evolve...

“Alone in the Wilderness” is the story of Dick Proenneke living in the Alaska wilderness in 1968. He filmed his adventures and day-to-day life using a 8mm camera and a tripod. The footage, along with the contents of his journals, were put together in a fascinating documentary.

I recently watched the entire thing and I couldn’t help but think: “This guy has the solution”. Although it is nearly impossible for most of us to replicate what he did, his lifestyle is certainly an ideal we should all tend to. Free from the bonds of materialism, debts and mass media indoctrination, watching this tough old man appreciating nature and just doing what he has to do to stay alive is a vivid reminder that all of the rest is just a mere illusion.




Isn't it a perfect life? A life with work and effort, and not depending on technology, media or trends. Still, a good life... A perfect one, I think! Yes!

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