Sunday, December 2, 2012

Technology boom!

sitting on the dining table and looking around I was little disappointed when .. everyone seem to busy either on iphone or ipad ..or kindle seems like technology has fractured the family ..dad is busy reading news on his tablet.. mom is browsing through pictures ..hubby is on iphone checking his mails and last but not the least my younger one who is five yrs playing angry birds on ipad ..
not to forget the older one is watching tv .. no one is interested to talk to each other.. seems like cell and Internet has turned out to be harmful.. ..in my utter disdain this was unexpected ..where are we heading to.. I think I am not only one who has  jumped the shark..
In offices ..web conferencing..live chat at customer service.. it seems ..A  technology boom ..
people say we feel connected to our relatives and friends by technology But I say its everyone seems to be handicapped, do we ever happen to see the humans in actual? Skype is another strong media of talking, one of my friends who recently got engaged in Pakistan is through "Skype ". it was all through chat and seeing each other online.

One teen parent shared with me that she always has to text kids when calling them for dinner downstairs in the dining area as they are very active on texts and they listen better if she texted them to their respective rooms. ..It was kind of amusing for me...... mom needs to smarter now :)Most of the time I see people lost in their messages and texting even while driving..
last week in California one of our cousins had a car crash while texting in car .. the car was total.. But fortunately he is saved,,, the whole bunch of cars hit each other on highway due to this tiny piece (of shit)called cell phone!

smart phones and tablets
.. there were times not long ago when families played .. antakshri or had some fun games in their living room after dinner.. but today smart phones make everyone retire in their beds and browse .. through these phones tablets making best use of them..
..I would like to add here ..there are some benefits too people who dint know about computers have an easy xcess through phones ..like one of our aunts who is 70 yrs .. I see her on Facebook all the time ..sharing her personal stuff with her college friends .. she has every update what is happening around and which online stores are best ..their return policies and how to print coupons online or what's happening next month in the city. She is happy and busy no time to gossip being a mother-in-law..she reads articles of her interest on her ipad .. learns new recipes from you tube ... I am happy to see the transformation ..when first I saw her in 1997 and if I see her today she entirely a different person ..smart , intellectual , confident , kind and giving .. thanks to technology I must say!!(in her case)
..Technology has taken us made us like robots..
recently one of my cousins brought a cap with inbuilt head phones this can be attached to your iPhone and you are hands -free ..But I will not be surprised when one day we will see caps with batteries too and men functioning through head gears.. we have already reduced our mobility by .. leaving the pen and pencil.. less walking and more driving.. less of manual work and more of gadgets ..
we are not far from era when ..
food will on table through conveyor belts, clothes will be out of dryers through remotes.. Vacuum is used by robots ( this already came inn).. and we jus need to

(ME)
interact ..with world through ..media ..but never able to see anyone in actual!

15 comments:

Bikramjit said...

hmmmmmmmmmmm I bet that day is not far away ..

Bikram's

Rahul Bhatia said...

Too much of anything including technology and overdependence on it is bad, Harman:)

Uma said...

Harman, very interesting post :)
definitelt worth pondering ! change is part of life. maybe someday we'll get back to pen and paper writing letters, thinking its stylish and antique.

R. Ramesh said...

harman..u r abs right..but the sad story is v r now slaves of tech..cant live without it...ya maybe uma is right..history repeats they say..but not in our lifetime...wishes harman..u r a wonderful friend..

Renu said...

As was always said..technology is a good servant but bad master...

Haddock said...

This reminds me of the cartoon strip that I saw which read "it was good to talk to you son, now will you log off and come down the steps.... we are waiting to have dinner"
Had been for my nephew's wedding and inbetween the rituals, he was playing angry bird !!

Harman said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :)

Harman said...

yes I agree.. its like getting handicapped!

Harman said...

I wish to see that day soon in life!

Harman said...

thanks BOSS :)
hope to see that day soon!

Harman said...

so True! agree!!

Harman said...

lol.. ha haaaaaa
so cute!

Kavita Saharia said...

I get sick and tired of technology easily and soon crave for good old days. Luckily no one in my family is gadget freak .
Hi Hrman, you look ravishing.

Irfanuddin said...

its happening more or less everywhere irrespective of countries and cities....
whatever may be atleast its enabling people to be in touch 24x7, otherwise in this bhaag-daur bhari zindgi we might have lost contact with most of them.....but again texting to the family memebrs to join together for food etc living under the same roof is the last thing i would like to see.....

Jack said...

Harman,

Each invention has advantages as well as disadvantages. A lot of difference has been made in life with these advancements but we have to pay the price for it as you said - loss of personal touch between people.

Take care