Monday, January 16, 2012
Tech Savoir-faire : Let’s keep it Simple
Keep Talking, While Jogging: The common sight that most jogger’s park walker notices now-a-days is that a corporate honcho dressed into those Nike & Adidas sports gear, all set to take a stroll in the park lane, ends up attending yet another phone call. Round one…..tring tring. The Blackberry buzzed so loudly that it distracted all those passing ramblers. He disconnected and proceeded with the walk. Round two…..tring tring….Disconnected. Round three….. tring tring..With utter disgust he took the call and then the evening walk went for a toss. We have left that generation where your grandparents would think a computer virus is an actual bug or your dad thinks net surfing is a type of sport. The world has evolved a lot and so has the digital space (thanks to Apple and Blackberry). Events happening all around the planet are just a click away.
No Kidding, Only Facebooking: As it’s said, an orchestra full of stars can be a disaster. The same goes for our tech savvy generation. The gadget freak world is breaking the pitch between the digital and personal life. According to recent researches, obesity has reached epidemic proportions in India, with morbid obesity affecting 5% of the country's population and more than 25% of the population is overweight. The sadistic element is, we can spare hours in updating the nitty-gritty’s’ of our daily life (gud mrng frnds, going to brush my teeth now - 27 likes; 15 comments) but don’t have time to exercise to reduce those flab. The demand is pretty less, balance between virtual and real world. Like our protagonist you can always do away with the cell phone of yours while going for a walk.
All’s Well that ends Well: So maintain harmony as we don’t want to disappoint our very own Fathers of Technology Mr. Gates & Mr. Jobs. These techno mobility devices help us to be in touch 24x7 and also at the remotest of destinations across geographies but at times we are so enthralled with these devices that we forget our basics and personal life. There will be instances where you will see people crossing roads with their headphones plugged on and vehicles honking at them to give them way. It’s hilarious but dangerous, as you read reports about rail & road accidents every alternate day in your newspaper due to these techno mobility device usages. So do take risks, but wisely. Jump of the cliff but do build your wings on the way down.