Back in October we discussed the idea that our increasing interaction with technology is changing the way that we read, but how about the way that we’re interacting with technology in general, not just related to reading?
We’re in the tech industry, and a large part of what we do involves making the use of technology easier for businesses anywhere. We usually favor an integrated approach for our audio/visual systems.
One location, and all your technological needs are met. But, what are the costs of this access to technology?
Blogger Jandra Sutton has an interesting opinion on the topic, and argues that the ability to control as much technology as we do with one device (most people’s smartphones hold this role) is more contributing to the end of ‘real’ life as we now it. While this seems contrary to modern living, as well as contrary to our business, this stance actually makes what we do a little more valuable, if you think about it.
The life that Sutton is presenting is one in which our impulses and desires to always be virtually connected causes us to multitask without really being able to focus on anything. She argues that we are controlled by technology.
This is no “Planet of the Apes” scenario, where we are physically governed by robots and computers, but we may be headed that way. Sutton argues that technology is becoming impossible to separate from our lives, and that our dependence on it is what’s ruining our human connections.
The choice is still ours, for now, whether we spend the day online with thousands of followers or whether we venture out to see just one friend at a time, in person.
When we decide that we’d rather spend the day talking to thousands, that will be the day that we’re run by our technology, when it was really always designed to be the other way around.
Of course we think technology is ultimately useful and beneficial—we wouldn’t be in the business if we didn’t. But at the end of the day, we’re in this for the people. Our systems help people across the world connect, and it’s those human connections that make our lives—and our technology—useful because we know that sometimes you just have to put down the iPhone.
If you learn to do that, it makes the times using tech to truly connect with someone all the more meaningful.
You can read Ms. Sutton’s full blog post by following the link above. If you’re ready to work with people who love to connect people with technology, contact South Central A\V today to get started.