So I DID miss a day of blogging, and for that I am sorry, but I have been ridiculously busy with my real life. I am studying a sound engineer course at Access to Music and MY GOD does it take the energy out of me. However, it is only 3 days a week so I will be able to get some more blogging in now. Today I am going to discuss the positives and negatives of modern technology.
In the 1970’s life was very different. The world would be almost unrecognizable to the modern society. There were no phones, no high tech 4K televisions in 3D. Nothing like that. Music was completely different. There were no songs about partying, fighting and fucking. So yeah, all of the chav’s wouldn’t recognize this world. One where to listen to an album you had to go out and get a record, and you would listen to it over and over again. You wouldn’t just go on iTunes and download the songs you want to hear and after a few months, when the next popular song is out forget about the previous one.
To some people, the golden age of technology is the best thing since sliced bread. The ease of searching for what you want, ordering things just by moving your finger, and talking to people again, by moving your finger, all of this is amazing to some people, and yeah, it is useful. So in some aspects this is good. However the same people think that spending your life on a chair playing Call of Duty is good… and watching Eastenders… and chatting to people on the phone… and watching YouTube videos… and then going out to a 9 til 5 job on the minimum pay (that is if they are not on benefits). The life I just described is what so many people actually ASPIRE to nowadays. If this is what the majority of people who have been brought up in this world ruled by technology want, then is technology REALLY a good thing?
Oh, and to those of you thinking I am pointing my finger to something that doesn’t deserve the blame, YES this IS all because of technology. You can live an entire life on a computer if you want to. This is something that I myself have thought about for a long time. You could literally wake up in the morning, go to the toilet, eat breakfast, then go back into your bed, open your laptop, and let the day begin! You can listen to music on YouTube, watching some more viral videos for a few hours, then have lunch, then process to watch The Big Bang Theory, followed by some Friends re-runs. Then watch Scrubs, of Glee, or Eastenders or whatever is popular now. After this, make dinner (which is probably a microwaveable dinner bought from Tescos). Then go back to the internet. Maybe watch some more YouTube videos whilst chatting to people on Facebook. The most moving you could ever have to do is if the government find out you aren’t a job seeker and take away your benefits, FORCING you to get a job stacking shelves. The thing that shocks the most however, is that people want to live this way. They don’t seem tor really have dreams. The biggest aspiration I have seen someone who views life in this way have is to become a DJ at a nightclub.
Now, I have gone off my original topic a little bit. Technology causes so much harm, that I still think more harm is caused then good. I would be content not using technology for anything other then to message my friends occasionally, but even then, if I went back 10 or 15 years I would still be content with the technology then. I could just call my girlfriend, or my friend and tell them when and where I will meet them, or just have a 10 minute chat, rather then saying things over Facebook Messenger. In about 20 more years we may never actually see another human face. I really wouldn’t be surprised. Maybe everyone will be uploaded to the internet and we will all live our lives in cyberspace. Forever being subjected to talk to other people via Facebook. I also wouldn’t be surprised if Facebook was uploaded to everyone’s brains, and every new child born had to have a chip put into there brains to install Facebook into them.
Technology can sometimes be a wonderful thing, and indeed it has helped us in countless ways, and I would suffer a lot without technology in my life, but only because of work and mainly because I have become accustomed to watching films and TV programs every night, and talking to people on Facebook. I would feel weird, almost incomplete without all of this in my life, but NONE of it is really necessary. What would I do without all of this? Well I would do exactly what I did before I had all of this technology. I might actually pick up a deck of cards, or play a board game. This age of computers and Ultra HD TV’s is not the ideal world. Soon, actually talking to your friend face-to-face will be a novelty, and you will be called weird if you have an MP3 player, or if you don’t have the latest Google update installed into your brain. This isn’t what I want. This isn’t what should happen. The world is better then this. We were born to socialize, not touch a piece of metal to say to someone we love them, or to tell a loved one that a family member died. So yes, technology causes much more harm then good.
Thanks for reading this long winded explanation,
The Life Poster