Technology has changed us.

Tinka By Tinka, 15th Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1g-1gsqm/
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Even if we don't want to admit it, technology has changed our lives. Will our brain be able to copy with it?
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Are WE this person?

As we rush to make our way to work every morning, the first thing we seem to do, is to make sure our mobile is in our pocket after having checked for the third of fourth time if there are any new messages. This is followed by plugging into our ear phone, to finally get into the car and drive staring fixedly in front of us for the duration of the short distance to station. Stop and think for a moment, did we look at the gardens as you were driving? Did we notice if the trees were flowering or perhaps dropping their leaves?

FAST, FASTER, FASTEST

Every morning as I sit in the train on my way to work I distinctly hear the same these words drumming into my brain. ‘Faster, faster, faster, faster’. Nothing stops the wheels of the train repeating these words as it speeds on the metal tracks towards its destination.
At the end of the journey, we spill out of the carriages with only one intention-get out of the station as fast as possible. Must run, must get to work and complete that last document which took nine minutes to put together. Too long, too long, there are ten more to do. Would have finished them all yesterday if the system had not crashed and all the data lost at the blink of eye. Stupid me I should have remembered to save.

No time for ourselves anymore

As I rush out into the street I do not even notice the tall dark buildings looming over me. I must move fast, in the same way as everyone else does Cannot stop to look at the trees, to see if the season has changed, or at the sky to see if it’s blue or grey, must hurry, the computer is waiting. Can’t hear any noises, my I pod is playing the endless music I downloaded. Just a moment, my phone is ringing in my other ear; must answer it or I will lose the call. All calls are important and I do not have time to text back, Hang on, must lower the music.

Computers control of the human race

At last, I’m looking into the monitor and the words whizzing past my eyes. Yes everything is moving the way it should; but why can’t the downloads come faster in the same way the hurricane blows?…

Have WE also fallen into this trap?

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Ipod Accessories, Ipod Original, Ipod Touch App, Ipod Wifi, Technology, Teenagers, Thoughts, Time, Travel Tips, Travelling

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author avatar Tinka
I am a secondary teacher of Italian and English and enjoy being in the classroom. As writing is one of my favourite hobbies, I like to write on different genres in a creative style.

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author avatar C.S. McClellan
15th Jan 2015 (#)

People have been complaining about technology every since the first flint tools were put to use. It's your choice whether or not to answer the phone, and no one is keeping you from turning your iPod off. One bit of technology that's useful is spell checkers and grammar checkers.

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author avatar GenkiWorld
15th Jan 2015 (#)

no one likes o admit to change and this is true ith technology, humanity doesn't wnt to see how much technology hs changed us, but as you said it has in many ways.

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author avatar Tinka
16th Jan 2015 (#)

Being on holidays and not having to rush , I realized how much I had to slow down. In the first few days I did not know what to do with myself.

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
16th Jan 2015 (#)

But for the human mind, technology would never exist. The result is no one can ever replicate the human mind and those who replicate it fail to replicate the emotions and feelings that exist within to make life a meaningful gesture.
They are trying to replicate the human brain and I think Google is on to this too....

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