Monday, 11 December 2017
Technology

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Living in a Technological World?

Do you love using the technologies in your current life? If yes, chances are you will love them in the distant future as well. But there needs to be boundaries. What are these? Read on to find out.

You probably love your microwave to warm up your pre-cooked meals, dishwasher to clean up your dishes, washing machine to do your laundry and so on. In the outside environment you love your partly auto-driven car. At the office you are probably accustomed to your PC and laptop with the mighty reign of internet and network and digital tools to enhance your work and projects. You probably cannot imagine your life without them.

What could be the long-term effects of these? Simply you get reliable and dependent on these and accustom yourself to the more modern versions of them. As a result, you get to exercise your brain less, become less independent and become rather lazy.

It is all the machines and technologies doing all the work for you and you have less work to do in a way. On the other hand, keeping them tidy, maintaining and managing them in workable condition become your additional burden. But if you are happy with this option, you are good to go.

In case you are unhappy, get rid of them and start working manually. But I guess you wouldn’t like it either. It is best to go for the earlier option and fall into pace with the modern era.

As for keeping your brain sharp and not becoming obese due to less work, you need to exercise. For instance, jog or just walk at a fast pace in Mother Nature as an option. If going to the gym impresses you, you can go for it and do workouts.

On the other hand, you can get engaged in one or two hobbies that speak to you. For instance, gardening, hiking, stamp/coin collecting, knitting and taking music lessons are a few options from which you can choose.

Another great option to make the most of your time is to journal your thoughts, insights and lessons of life. Keep it with you and when an idea strikes you, write it down. You can revise from time to time what stuff you have noted down and this promotes self-growth.

While machines and technologies do most of the work for you, what I have been talking about to keep you busy helps you to remain human. You too need not become a robot. This is the boundary I meant at the beginning of this article.

Other stuff that helps you to remain human is to spend time with your spouse/family in Mother Nature, watch a movie together at the theater or play in a park. You also need to keep your cars and home clean and tidy which you can put off until the weekend. Although this can be partly done with machines for instance, vacuum cleaners, there are other areas that will need manual work.

Summing up, machines and technologies can only do so much – yet there will always be choices to make every day to keep you busy and productive and simultaneously keep your family and community happy by helping them out and loving them infinitely. These, in fact, are some of the vital factors that will still keep you human no matter how many technologies exist out there.



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