If we closely review last decade we see that our dependency on technology has increased to an alarming degree. Devices like smartphones, tablets and laptops are become an integral part of our lives. With the sheer volume of the technology at our fingertips it becomes hard not to use technology at all. From our working habits to personal relationships, everything has been transformed by technology. Though transformation is not a bad thing but the balance has tipped too far and we are near the stage of becoming slaves of the screen.
In most of the surveys conducted to know whether technology is leaving an adverse effect or positive effect on our lives, most of the people claimed technology has changed their lives for better. But here we are forgetting something. There are some people who spend more than 12 hours of their day on social media and then there are those who are addicted to online gaming and prefer games over food! In such situations how can we not notice the negative effect technology is leaving on our lives?
There were days when families use to sit together and have discussions but today we hardly sit and have those family discussions because most of the time we are busy without smartphones and tablets. Though teenagers and young generation is accused of ruining the good family time with their tech devices but in reality parents are doing the same.
And how can we not talk of the adverse effect it is leaving on our health. Our eyes are locked to the screens for most of the days and the damage these emitting rays do to our eyes is beyond imagination. Plus our whole routine is disturbed due to these tech devices. No more healthy morning walks, being glued to our smartphone till late at night how can we wake up early to do some recreating activities. Children these days are more prone toward technology than adults. Parents give their children iPads or smartphones to play without once thinking the damage it can do to their eyes and brain.
Here I want to clear one point, I am not an anti tech and neither am I one of those who are totally against technology and latest gadgets. All I am trying to say here is that we are using tech devices more than they are meant to be used. Our too much dependency on technology is gradually ruining our lives and most of the time we don’t know what harm technology is dong to us. Excessive usage of technology can do us more harm than good so it is better to maintain a balance for taking out the best from these technical gadgets.