Not a single day passes by that we don’t make use of technology. We wake up to our alarm clock or by the alarm of our cellphones. We can’t be completely awake without coffee from our ever dependable coffee maker. Then we step into the shower to freshen us up. We get into a cab to go to school or the office and from there we could just imagine all the technology-dependent activities that would compose our day.
Technology has indeed made our lives easier but it has also in some twisted way made our lives a little more complicated. Like at work or in school, because bosses and teachers know that it’s going to take a few minutes to search or write about something with the help of computers and printers, they assign more work to be done within lesser amount of time to do it. So yes, technology had its benefits but it also has its demands.
Because technology makes everything seem fast, it also demands that the users, us people think and move as fast as they do. Of course it’s eay to type and print or make a powerpoint presentation but the most important element in those projects are the ideas that come from the minds of the users.
I guess one of the challenges of having all these sorts of advanced gadgets is the pressure it puts on the creativity and the speed of coming up with awesome yet original ideas. And we can only do this by going back to the basics: cultivating our minds. Read a lot. Never stop reading books. Travel. Embrace different culture. Interact with people. Manage time wisely. Go back to the basics.
It may seem ironic but when you think about it, we can really fully keep up with technological advancement by holding on to the basics.