Now I am going to admit it , I love technology as much as the next person but there are times I have to ask, are we becoming too obcessed with the latest upgrades and gizmos?
Ok Laptops and tablets are essential for work and communication. Not to mention recreational be it chatting with friends or watching funny videos. But now of days Cellphones have the ability to get online, we are constantly hunting for new apps, new games, new music to download, and what not. To me a phone is a phone, nothing more nothing less and perhaps that is how it should of remained. Some features like being able to take a picture with your phone is a nice and really smart idea, because if you are in an accident you need proof of the damage and the other person there, But you see in the news that so many people on the high ways are more concerned with texting and their phones then driving and that is what causes accidents and loses lives.
Why is it when we already have something that works and is good enough we have to run out and get pretty much the exact same thing we already have just because it has new features? Also the Internet, Yes it is a wonder, a marvelous thing that we need for so much but well it's kind of become a killer of certain things. Like small businesses, stores, and even music. People can download music onto I pods and their phones when it was just as easy back in the day to go buy a tape of a CD, why is it such a problem to still do that, why is it so much more "efficient" to buy the stuff online? You can shop online too, I cannot say much here because I am a guilty party here once or twice. Not that there is anything wrong with it but well Think back to the 90's and beyond You had to go and actively buy the object in question you wanted and have it that very day, now if you order it online you have an extended waiting period and there is the very possible chance that it may get lost in the mail. You order online too you're not holding the object in question you are just looking at a picture once you get it you may wonder why you wanted it in the first place. Plus, shopping malls where a great place to hang out, chat with friends face to face after school, and find dates. Now the shopping malls, well because of the online shopping a lot of stores are dying out, like I said though I shop online sometimes so I cannot fault anyone here.
Next, the Kindles and E reader books Sure you can store vast amounts of books on them but they are all digital not really in your collection, to me there is nothing like cracking open a fresh hard back or paper back book and holding it and physically turning pages, that's how it was and should somewhat still stay. I don't know call me old fashioned but that's my view point. Now if you have a kindle or read books like that I am not condemning you and I apologize deeply if I offended you, I for one just prefer the old way better.
With faster Internet too we risk more punks and jerks out there creating viruses that are hard to get rid of and can cause major problems for us in the long run. They can steal a lot of information about you too off the net so that is a big red flag sometimes. Viruses, spam ware, malware, worms, Trojans, what ever you want to call them why are there people out there who make these and actively send them out? It's not fair it's not funny, and it's rather immature. Getting them removed can run up quite a bill sometimes too, that is money out of your pocket or bank account that could be spent on things you would rather have and enjoy. The operating systems are being updated and improved too fast too Progress isn't always best if something already works leave it that way no need to confuse things around.
Technology does need to advance more in areas like medicine though we still have some nasty diseases out there and they claim far to many lives, we need to figure out how to protect our selves a bit more from them then worry about some new video game for phones.
Well this was just me dancing on a soap box, I can't change anything. Tech will continue to progress as it will and well like I said I love technology for the most part, but I still do things the old fashion way too. So perhaps what we need is to find a middle ground or a balance between the old and the new.