I was born into a generation that has ubiquitous connectivity, making it a difficult task for me to assess whether I am too dependent on mobile phones and computers. So, in preparation for this article, I switched myself off from the connected technology world for a day.
There were moments where I would just clutch onto my fingers to feel my missing phone! I had a constant urge to stream online music on my headphones and not listen to people talk. Ironically, I also wrote the first draft of this essay on my computer. This convinced me that I am clearly too dependent on technology. During that one experimental day, I realised how much of life exists outside of the connected world like playing, reading or even making human connections. While travelling in a taxi that day, I learnt so much about the taxi driver’s life and I even got a chance to observe my surroundings since I was not on my phone. This convinced me that I am clearly too dependent on technology.
Technology is not necessarily bad. In fact years of scientific progress got us to this day. It allows us to connect, access, develop, progress in ways which were not possible earlier. But, as the saying goes, ‘nothing of too much is good’. Overuse of technology can negatively affect our health. Thus, the question arises, how do we get rid of them? I have decided to set a time limit for daily usage. I noticed I felt a constant urge to “take a peak” and eventually physically kept the devices away from my reach. It is said it takes 21 days to create a habit. I am hoping to make it that far.
Hey guys! So this ‘Techxperiment’ was actually for a scholarship article and then i though why not also put it on my blog?
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