Fandango’s provocative question #83 is about TECHNOLOGY,
Do we control technology or is technology controlling us?
Regarding Fandango’s post, I own a blogger account that I have been actively repurposing recently and I realized that like WordPress, it is also retiring its old editor. They have made their new editor the default which you can opt out by clicking a button to switch to the old editor. Although you can do that, there’s also a disclaimer that they will be permanently using the new editor soon. It is as irritating as the WP block editor. I mean for something as ancient as blogger, why bother agonize us with complications.
Back to the question: Do we control technology or is technology controlling us?
I will only be able to speak for myself. I understand that in an ideal world, I need to be the one who controls technology, however, unfortunately, I feel that technology has totally taken over my life.
First, I only respond to Alexa, any reminder or alarm is useless because my ears only respond to her voice.
Next is being overly workaholic even when not required; because of my over dependence on the Iphone’s mail synchronization, I am now able to check work emails at any time even during totally off hours [hours that I am not required to work at all] and since I am drawn to working anytime & anywhere, I will of course be unable to help it and succumb to the temptation of processing it accordingly, however late it is. Lastly, my insatiable desire to check my phone all the time. I have managed to quit Facebook because I couldn’t help not get entangled with its toxicity but I can’t believe I will just replace it with yet another platform.
I realized that I never carried cash since Apple Pay. I have always used debit cards for payment. I am a slave of these apps especially when ordering food and services, heck I even order the littlest things from it. It has turned us to be the laziest people alive.
I love technology but the way it’s eating off my life, I wonder what would have happened if we’re living like we did in the 80s or 90s. I bet we can make it.
We can make it with flying colors!