WHAT WE HAVE LOST DUE TO TECHNOLOGY.
I was reading through hubs as I do almost daily now and I came up with the idea to write about this. I was born in 1983 and most of my friends here are older. I don't mean it in a bad way, but I wonder what those who were born in the 1950s, 40s, 30s, or even 60s think about how their life and surroundings have changed.
I have had a passion for history as long as I can remember, but the funny thing is, I didn't realize it until recently. I know that may sound backwards, but it is true. I guess I never thought about what I had passion for or what I liked doing as a hobby or in my spare time. I never knew what I wanted to be in high school, whether for a career or a job. So when I was in school, I decided to skip on college and live life the way I wanted too. Of course, that choice was stupid.
Anyway, I had always been good at writing through school, but I never thought about it until the last year or so. This site has really opened that door and I am thankful to those who read my work. But as I said before, I was always interested in history. I have always been fascinated by dinosaurs, old coins, old cars, the Civil War, and other events of the past. For example, take the California Gold Rush. It would be great just to visit that time for just one day. It would be cool just to see the world as it was during that time. Now that I am getting back on subject, I look at old pictures of Omar and I just think of how cool it would be to revisit that time and era just for a day.
Now, take yourself. I am just curious if others have these same thoughts. It is a little more then just wanting to go back to your childhood. It is being back in time when life was simple. Not in terms about making it or not, but in terms with technology. The advancements in technology over the past few decades have been nothing less but remarkable. I am 28 and already technology of the next generation is passing me by. I couldn't even name you all the new gadgets that are out now. It seems that technology is in overdrive.
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The entire world has came a long way since the early century. Over the last few decades, technology has prospered very well. For the baby boomers, it may feel like a full 180 degree turn from what they grew up with. I just thought it would be interested to get all your thoughts and stories in one place, so I am writing this.
I don't remember the early 1980s very much. I remember my first gaming system was the Nintendo. I remember playing it as a child. I remember always having television and a phone. I recall getting a computer sometime in the 90s. For myself, the 90's were a great time. Granted that I was a child and there is nothing like being young and carefree, but it seemed like technological advancements were limited. The improvements were great, but it still felt like simple times.
For myself, the past few years have seen so much advancements and the entire world is connected. I am not saying that it is a bad thing, but these days are far from being simple. The advancements are great for communication and medical procedures, but the small business suffers going into the future. If you have a computer, you can reach the entire world. If we didn't have this, we all would be disconnected and nothing would exist.
It is remarkable how far we have come so far. It is great to reach the entire world from my living room. I can communicate with billions of people. But in all honesty, I do miss when times were simple. I now see everyone on phones where I use to see people talking to one another. I now see kids with their ipods when I once saw them playing football. I often wonder, will all this technology doom us one day? Will it fail us? How did we get this far in less then 100 years and we barely seen any advancements in the other few thousand years?
The advancements that are made do save lives, helps business prosper, and helps us communicate to the world. But in doing so, we have really lost a lot. In a sense, even though we all are connected by fiber optics, we have become disconnected to the simple things. In the end, where is the line drawn?
I miss those days when I walked outside and heard birds chirping and the sounds of children playing. Everything seems so busy now. Nobody seems to have time to talk face to face anymore. Is it wrong to want those things back in my life?
I know we all have computers and the internet or we wouldn't be here. I just wonder what your opinions are about technology and the path we are taking to the future. I hope you find this interesting because I look forward to your feedback. Thank you for reading.
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