It seems, as technology improves we find ways to make our daily activities a little 'easier.' But are helping or hindering ourselves? I hold nothing against technology. I own way too many technological devices to think otherwise. But when you watch movies about 'the old days' or read a book and see how a family had to actually talk to each other or play games for entertainment. They read and walked a lot.
Now all we have to do is fill out a FB status and instantly 300 people now know what you're doing. You can pull out your laptop and play a game or surf the internet. You can stick those white headphones in your ears and tune out the world.
Sometimes I wonder if I tie myself down too much with it all. The reason behind this post? I caved. It seemed like everyone in my family (cousins, aunts, uncles, brother) all had one. They were cool and I felt a little left out. So I spend an absolute fortune and bought myself an ipod touch with a 2 year protection plan. Which leaves me to think. What if I were to unplug it all? I mean ALL of it? And go a day, or two, or three without using it unless it was absolutely necessary (the only exception being a phone but even limiting that to phone calls only of important nature).
The iPod mini, iPod classic and new iPod touch, all put away. The laptop shut down. The tv and cable unplugged rendering the dvd player, Wii, GameCube and Playstation useless. No texting. No tweeting. No blogging, gaming or watching. Just being. Living. Experiencing things without the wall of wires, signals and machines between me and the world. But alas, I sit here on my laptop with my iPod next to me, and about to go watch the news on TV.
What would be the hardest piece of technology to go without?