The Big Technology Divide

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do. – B.F. Skinner.

Technology  helps to bridge our communication. With a simple click on the mouse, we can find all the information on the Internet. With a phone call, we can connect to our friend on the other side of the globe. With an email, we can send picture instantaneously. Although this can be done with any instant messaging services too.

With technology, comes our downfall.  We always stare at our smartphone. We say hello to our colleagues through our office communication tools, even if he or she is just a few  footsteps away. We compose email rather than to talk on phone. Don’t even think on face to face communication.

My friend gently nudged me when I was browsing through facebook at my phone while he was talking. Ouch. That was disrespectful.

Time for a reality check.

How many of us are guilty of this? You don’t have to tell me, but it is good to think through about it.

Technology helps us if we use it intelligently.

Technology would also be a cause of our doom if we let it enslaves us.

We lost the skill to communicate. To talk. To listen. To empathize. To connect.

We lost the human touch. That is so important in building up the bonding and emotional support that we human crave for.

How much time do you spend on the technological gadgets? How much time do you spend offline? How can you do more to connect to your family and loved ones face to face?

Let’s disconnect to reconnect.

 

Meng

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