Food, Water,air and technology.
As I begin to look at my life and all the things within it I cannot help but to place my technological devices as some of the most important and crucial aspects of my existence. For example, I could not be sharing my concerns to you right now if it wasn’t for the technologies like my loyal and ever loving computer.
I found out yesterday that I am currently suffering from nomophobia, now dont get to concerned guys. This is a fear shared by over half the population whereby the loss of your mobile phone causes anxiety, creates a feeling of vulnerability and in some cases incites depression.
Not having access to Facebook has seen similar results, I myself before beginning this piece decided to venture to the social media giant. But what is it that has created this unparalleled bond between humans and technology. It is the practicality, the thought of how did people every live without it, or is our drive to advance so extreme it has precedence over everything?’
I used to wonder why my mother wanted to have an iphone and why she couldnt be content with an easy to use classical Nokia, or why I wanted the latest updates to my Iphone. It then became clear, our technology is what makes us superior beings, it separates us from the animals and is why as humans we exist at the top of the food change. And this unique relationship is one of continual development and and our thirst for technological advancement will simply never be quenched.
Humans suffer from ‘instinctual deprivation’. This is to say that when we are born we lack an instinctual ability to screen out information that is irrelevant. Take for instance the media and advertising that is forced into us and how these images and advertisements, applications etc can stay with us long after they have escaped our gaze. We are fascinated by it, our intellect begs to be fed and as throughout history, it is technological advances have provided the greatest nourishment for our never ending curiosity, whilst also providing the pinnacle breakthroughs for mankind. What I mean to say by this is that without this relationship we would be unable to function. Social connections would break down, millions would perish under the pressure of a world free from technology and I personally wouldn’t be able to create genius Facebook status’ on a daily basis.
What’s in store for the future?? It’s uncertain, but personally i’m excited, embracing technology has never been a choice but a reality.