So (some of you may already know) took the liberty to take myself away from a computer for a few days, a few personal reasons being the backing of that, but I won’t go into detail. Now other than a quick email check and reply on Sunday night, and a Google Search on behalf of someone else Monday. I haven’t used a PC until now, Wednesday.
That’s a good four days and I must say, it was quite a lovely break, although I watched quite a lot of TV, I must say it felt quite a lot more… Productive, because usually I would sit in my computer chair, perhaps with social networks open waiting for something to happen – but instead, I did some housework, productive in itself, and watched some TV, which actually felt even more productive that what it usually would. Why? Because I didn’t have a laptop sat next to me, so I was actually watching the television programme(s), taking the content in. Learning from the TV without the distractions of a computer.
Then this morning, I was watching television once more and they were debating about high street’s closing, due to internet shopping. That’s when I realised, we’re too driven by technology, well, at least PC’s. I feel positive to say that it’s more than likely almost every household has at least one PC. That’s quite a lot compared to ten years ago. It’s upsetting really, knowing how much we used them, heck, most of you are probably on a PC right now, reading this. Now personally, I think we use them too much, they just seem part of life now, perhaps they are.
However, going further into technology, although we seem to accept it, what we don’t realise is the scary side to it. You see these crime drama programmes tracking people from where they use a PC, I’m quite sure that’s possible. Is that a privacy alert? Or a safety feature? I’m not too sure personally. Then we have our phones, with built in satellite navigation, it can almost precisely detect your location. Is that another privacy awareness there? Or just a “cool feature”. I don’t really know again, I guess it depends who has access to what really.
I guess to cut things short, although I am/was a tech fanatic, I think the “behind” parts of technology are quite scary when you look at it! What do you think?