Machines and computer related technologies are flourishing. People communicate through chat, emails and text messaging even when they are sitting together! Snail mail is almost obsolete. Students rush for The Internet to research their school work whilst the library becomes an almost forgotten dusty sanctuary. Most of us are too dependent on the technologies around us. These technologies are slowly turning you into a robot!
Do you too easily yield to the temptation of the technologies around you? Since these are more convenient, you lean on what modern technologies can offer you. An example may be doing research on the web instead of going to the library. I agree that it is much easier to use the net as everything that you need is just one click away. You just type a keyword and hey presto! There it is, right in front of you. For research, you just need to copy and paste the text on a word document and print it. If you go to the library, you have to look over the card or computer catalogs for the subject you want to research and do some thinking for yourself! In some countries, libraries, if not books, are already digital. Thus proving the point that almost everything now is done by clicking instead of thinking!
It is natural to seek easier routes for everything you do. Often, this leads you to consequences that are not entirely beneficial for you. It’s true that technologies give you benefits that you have never imagined before. However, if you look closer at the situation, technologies that are developed today are somehow designed for you not to do anything anymore but to just point, touch or click. Some people become solely dependent on what modern technology can give them and rarely think on their feet to create a life outside their modern world. It’s not a good picture, is it?
A step towards a better society is good. But if it entails the degeneration of our values and character, you might want to halt a bit and think twice. Do you really want to become a part of a robot society?