Savvy Raj

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IT’S A HI TECH LIFE!

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Touch a button and everything is downloaded or uploaded. Isn’t that the trend everywhere now whatever the field, this push button convenience seems to be taking over, whether it’s publishing, the kitchen, home front luxuries or travel or communications entertainment etc? This is convenience at its best where there is
minimal or no effort and the result is plain to see. Whatever happened to no pain no gain? Anyway I am not complaining here, hi techno gizmos you are most welcome.

The thing that is a cause for concern is that with all this easy way of living that technology brings forth there is a paradigm shift in the thinking of this new generation of hi tech users who are so hooked up to these gadgets of convenience that they expect it to be so in all others areas of life too… The emotional ,physical ,personal aspects of life cannot somehow become machine like and that’s how it is seeming to be.

Many are aware of their growing sense of inadequacies in mutual relationships. The lack of care and concern due to time, and work pressure is somehow seen to be adjusted and neutralized by hi tech gadgets in our households. So much that the person lets the products of convenience make up for his personal presence or absence in family situations and experiences.

Similarly if one notices most students are averse to listening to another and taking in information from another as their attention span for personal communication is overridden by convenience of Internet, chats and social networks and group calls so why bother.

What happened to good old teaching? Actually the educationists to prefer going tech savvy as they feel that they would be lagging behind otherwise.
The issue for concern is larger than all these little details, slowly machines have replaced humans in most spheres of life. The advent of machines is real and right there in front of us.

Every house in the city and even villages are connected with Internets, so there is a network of telecommunications system without any hazard control measure in place.

In most of the developing countries the health standards and safety for mobile towers, radiations hazards in private personal and public spaces are totally disregarded. People seem to be more interested in getting the job done quickly… with lack of time stress levels are on a all time high and no one seems to be bothered if there are reports published once in a while by some concerned individuals about the dangers of radiations from all these devices of modern technology. The page is turned over with not even a response as no one seems to have the time. ‘ Let someone else to do the job or let’s wait and see if it’s really that bad or so far I haven’t experienced anything. So why bother,’is the care a damn attitude prevalent across most sections of the thinking population.

Lack of empathetic responses makes us more and more mechanical in our approach and we seem to be losing the humane side of us. This is exactly what is happening on a large scale. People are growing indifferent and unapproachable, shrewd and over efficient for a purpose. There is no genuineness left in most relationships as well, everything is for what can I make from this.

So whether its education or otherwise the trend is to conveniently download information and present your work as done instead of contemplative thought and deep understanding. There are very few individuals who are not caught in this web of technology and their numbers is dwindling…

It’s time we wake up to core values or they would be lost forever. An e-card will wish you on your birthday and a cake and roses will be sent to you by post but there will be no one to eat it with. Just you and your gadgets how about it?
Savvy Raj

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Author: Savvy Raj

Dance Educator, Writer, Artist, Designer, Wellness Mentor

10 thoughts on “IT’S A HI TECH LIFE!

  1. I wish i could push the button of a 100000000 likes for this post. It is so on target!!! What are we gaining and what are we losing. Recently i heard in a talk — we are trading our consciousness for unconscious machines…..as an educator i can tell you though, most teachers (at least those in my circle) prefer to have the human connection with students and feel lost at the onslaught of technology that is hijacking the attention and interest of our children. Thank YOU SOOOO much for raising your voice and writing so WELL and eloquently on this subject. 👍👍👍

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  2. Sadly so, I’m wondering what the population will be doing given that nearly everything is automating and AI is taking over slowly, how will community be formed?

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  3. I only use technology on a “as needed basis”, rest of the time living life… do not have social media other than WordPress.. 🙂 .. I do not even carry the phone around when I am at home…

    “I was going to post something on Facebook until I ask myself, why? ” David E. Love

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  4. Love what you say about developing empathy vs being mechanical. You are so optimistic too – despite all this – that is very inspiring for me. Thank YOU Savvy, for all your write and all you are! 🙂

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