Is technology slowly enslaving us?
Well, at least some of us who are hooked to it. When we planned to go here in Bohol, half of us promised not to bring a laptop (except me and Marc). We can’t live by without hooking up online (thanks to Globe & Smart 3G) and doing our usual rounds of checking email and reading feed readers.
Not only it has become a part of our daily routine but because our “work” requires us to do so. It did not come as a surprise that at one time or another, even those who said they won’t not go only would grab a quick look and do a post or check their emails for some unexpected or urgent emails.
The Band of Bloggers at Payag Restaurant, Tagbilaran City, Bohol
Are we just net addicts? Maybe. Or I think it’s because most of what we do is so dependent on technology. Let’s just look at the email. Before, we used to send out snail mail and it would take weeks and even months to for an exchange to come around. We had tons of time to write back. Now, it has bee reduced to minutes, even seconds thru email. Well, that would have been great right? Of course, yes, mostly yes.
But and that’s a big BUT , multiply that exchange by the dozen or worse, by the hundreds, and you’re practically swamped — unable to respond to email communications in a timely manner. In my case, I have unanswered emails as far back as 4 weeks ago.
Maybe I’m just disorganized and lazy, I don’t know. All I know is that they’re all piling up on me and like many others out there, I cannot virtually live without it. Is technology really slowly enslaving us?