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5 Modern Techs We Can’t Live Without

Updated on August 2, 2016
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It’s amazing how much we take the technology that we use for granted. When a fancy new gadget comes out, we adore it like a newborn baby. Some of them have taken a special place in our lives while we slowly forgot about how special they have been for us and how much we rely on them. We’re talking about our modern technologies here, some that are likely to be in your pocket but feels unloved because of your lack of appreciation. But the truth is, we can’t live without them.

1. Smartphones

You knew this one was coming, right? Imagine a day out without your beloved Smartphone. Impossible, right? Initially, we all used cell phones to keep in touch with our family and friends. They were bulky, expensive and actually, considered a luxury for anyone to afford. Then came the golden era of some of the most intelligent and reliable inventions created by mankind. Now, we can relate to it as though it’s not just a phone, it has become an integral part of our lives. Even, if you suddenly woke up in 1942 in the middle of World War 2, the first thing you would do is reach for your cell phone. That’s just the kind of people we have become. Whether it is sharing our world with the swipe of the screen or checking on what our best friend is up to, our smartphones are our most reliable buddies. Today, thinking of using a paper map is just laughable. And why buy a GPS when we can just pull up a GPS app on our smartphones? Our phones tell us exactly how to get where we need to go. It’s simple and makes our lives much easier. “Nomo phobia” is an actual term which refers to “the fear of being without your cell phone.” Smartphones are increasingly becoming the norm for most of the world. 66% of the people recently polled on the topic of smartphones and said that they were suffering from this 21st-century syndrome. Some even admitted to feeling “naked” without their smartphones!

2. The Internet

Of course. If it wasn’t for the blissful invention of the internet, what would we have done? Where would we complain about the things we don’t have? Much of our daily lives have much to do with the Internet. Whether it is looking at our Facebook and WhatsApp messages the first thing in the morning, we can’t imagine ourselves without our invisible darling. Using the Internet is like coming home because it leads you to your "tribe”. If you remember any celebrity talking about their pasts and saying: "I was such an outcast. There was no one else like me." It will not be possible to say something like that in the future as everyone will be outcasts together. A few clicks are all that’s required to find people just like you. Whether it is for the good or the bad, we know a lot. Maybe a lot more than we should, but hey, it’s free information. Whether we like it or not, we live with it. We live in it.

3. Laptops

As much as I’d like to own a fancy looking smart tab, nothing beats the awesomeness of a good laptop. In fact, laptops are among the great inventions after computers itself. Businessmen and service holders alike will know how much a laptop does for them. Making documents, presentations, as well as spending countless hours doing a myriad of random things over the internet, would not be the same without your laptop. In fact, this very article is being typed on a laptop right now, and trust me it wouldn't be the same without it.

4. Televisions

The “Idiot Box” might be ridiculed by so-called “activists” and degenerates today, but we cannot deny the fact that televisions single-handedly changed our way of life. Formerly an effective means of mass and adult education, watching television is still the favorite pastime of the privileged around the globe. TV’s have turned the whole world into a global village, where every household knows what is going on in the other. TV resembles real life in many ways, as it combines sounds and moving images. It combines all the elements of real life, and so, people can relate to it. The latest technology ensures all content being broadcasted is up to date, which means all the news reports that we receive from around the world is fresh, and it can be accessed by anyone at any time, despite the geographical location. Even in the age of the internet, where everything we want can be found by searching it up on YouTube, nothing truly beats relaxing on a couch with your loved ones and watching your favorite show on television. It truly has been a wonderful invention, and I doubt that we could live without it for the next 50 years or so.

5. Headphones/Earphones

I bet you didn't see this one coming! Think about it. Ever wanted to zone out from the world into your own space where nobody else bothers you? Ever put those heavenly plugs to your ears and just lost yourself? Well, I’m sure you have. Sometimes, it’s not just about listening to music. It’s about making a statement. It’s about ignoring the things you don’t like or just spending some time on your own. What better way is there to do this than plugging in your headphones and listening to those tracks you've queued up for quite a while? Honestly, headphones have been way under-appreciated in terms of what they do.

These were 5 of the modern techs we can't live without, much less take for granted. They’re not just technology now; they’re a part of who we are and what we do. They are us!

© 2014 Mae Merriweather aka Boss Lady Mae

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