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Re: Too much technology ;+}

Postby dantefrizzoli » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:07 am

Oh how I miss the days of stopping to look up a word in the dictionary. Now I Google it, or even worse if I can't remember how it is spelled I attempt to spell it and Google finds it for me. We are so dependent on technology now...
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Postby thexpressivewriter » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:56 am

Haha. In my Pre-U course subject called "Challenge and Change in Society", this was discussed as well. Eventually, we were given an assignment.

"24-Hour Electronic Media Fast"

In short, we could not have access to the following for the entire 24 hours:

- Radios
- PCs/Laptops/Desktops
- Handphones/Mobile phones
- Internet
- MP3
- etc

:lol: Suffice to say, it was an interesting 24 hours. No WhatsApp, no PC - nothing. It was just me. Myself.

It got me wondering, and thinking back to the past really. How did I let myself get so dependent on technology? How did I let myself become so materialistic?

It's true that time passes and changes and so do all of us, but sometimes the simple things also do matter. To take a break and not think about whether there's any WhatsApp messages waiting for me, to enjoy myself and throw myself into my hobbies and playing of instruments, to actually go out and meet friends both old and new, and family face-to-face and stuff. Ya know?

To just forget about those little emails, Facebook and stuff. Just...some time for yourself. And/Or time with those who you're close with, to communicate again.

But without technology. Genuinely just talk, and get to know each other. Bond. Play those childhood board games, rediscover old hobbies, things like that.

Honestly, I recommend that everyone do this once in awhile, at least. Because sometimes we forget the little things that matter.
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Postby MookyMcD » Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:12 pm

I've never even thought of it in these terms, but I unplug completely a LOT. I'm about an hour away from walking out to my already fueled and loaded car, and driving to a secluded spot on a favorite river where I will spend the next three days hiking, fly fishing, eating, sleeping, and writing. All without hearing a sound not provided by nature, and only my dog and my muse as company. I live for that time.

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Re: Too much technology ;+}

Postby thexpressivewriter » Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:05 am

Wow, it's been a couple of months since I've been in the forums @@

I'm not saying that technology is to blame for everything though. It's more of the fact that it would be nice to just be without technology every once in awhile. No need to answer that WhatsApp message, that e-mail and stuff.

Like a few weeks ago when I was in Taiwan for a seminar/conference, in which I stayed at a temple for two weeks. It was nice and easy and simple, and I didn't want to leave. In those two weeks, I barely touched my phone. Even if I did, it was to communicate with my parents. Two weeks of minimal usage of technology, mostly only once to set an alarm for the next morning. Besides following the program, occasionally I would simply take long walks around.

Afterwards, though, it took me some time to readjust.
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Re: Too much technology ;+}

Postby 123count » Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:54 am

Why don't you ask from the computer store you got your wi-fi computer for suggestions?
Maybe they can help
Or there must be some manual for that?
Just check out customer service or HELP if it's online.
It's free.

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