From Robot to human ! ( Technological De-addicition complete)

These days I am in a ‘technology de-addiction’ (don’t refer the lexicon, I just made it up !) mode , not so much by choice as by lack of it . The place I am in  right now (and will continue to be for a month or more) as I  have written before is a little far away from civilization ( alright, perhaps ‘little’ is an understatement. It is very far from anything close to civilization !).

There is no mobile connectivity, and even land phones are out  most of the time, owing to the wind, rain and sometimes neither of these. My accessibility to the internet is restricted to weekends. Needless to say, I am unavailable on my Whatsapp account as well .

But that is what has made me experience this life, as it was before; before any of this had ever come to exist , a life as it was meant to be !

I have discovered that living without facebook or whatspp does not kill. I am living and I have never felt more alive before. Well, alright perhaps, that was a bit of exaggeration , but the essence is the same, I am definitely feeling more human these days ( though I am so addicited to these technological innovations now, that I cannot survive being human for too long! ).

So I await my robotic existence , where I type more than I talk, I see more than I listen and I chat with far away people more than I do with my own family members and emote more with emoticons than with my own face. Wow, what a life !

And here I am, breathing in fresh mountain air as I take my morning walks, feeling the breeze, watching the snow capped peaks, listening to the rustle of the leaves and the cawing the raven ; when I could have just slouched on my couch and exercised my fingers instead (typing on my phone I meant !).

I spend precious mornings and evenings painting flowers and butterflies with my little one, watching animated movies on the laptop together , dancing like crazy to rocking numbers , swinging together in the garden, playing with the little puppy we have got here, watching the bees and the ducks ….. when I could have just handed her a tablet and let her be !

I read more, I write more, I click more pictures and definitely appreciate nature more. I feel so much like a ‘human’ again…a ‘boring’ human who will be a complete and utter misfit in a techno-savvy world.

But am I happy…? Yes. Do I feel good and healthy? I feel refreshed and rejuvenated ! Am I exaggerating again? No, this is honest :P. So I guess, I needed this forced de-addicition to start seeing things as they were before , to start enjoying  the simple pleasures of life we take so much for granted otherwise. I needed this, to realize the time I was giving away to these socio-technological innovations , for free. I needed this to let me know that I am supposed to control them and not vice versa.

Well, have I learnt my lessons? I think I have. I cannot and will not wean away completely from any of these , the internet in particular( for how else will I run my precious blog..?) , but I will not go back to being a robot again.

I want to stay human, for this is how God meant us to be !

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34 thoughts on “From Robot to human ! ( Technological De-addicition complete)

  1. Well said. I agree that sometimes addiction to be online and exists on social media make us forget about the essence of living and interact with people and nature surrounding us. Usually I try in the weekend not to be too active on social media thingies and as well during the holiday just to enjoy the moment. Totally with you.

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  2. Ahaa…now this is a post that is just bang on the issue that I have been thinking for the past few days…we are into the so called ‘smart world’ that is slowly stripping away much of our real ‘smartness’. I remember those days of landline phones when I had all my friends’ phone numbers in my memory rather than the contact list of my smart phone..and the funny thing is that I still remember it though I haven’t used the number in years ( mostly due to the change of status from landline to mobile number..which kept changing from one connection to another)…and here I am, totally incapable of recollecting even my neighbour’s number…

    I am not at all against technology..thanks to FB n whatsapp, it keeps me connected to people whom I haven’t met in years…it makes the world seem small….but, it does worry me that perhaps I am losing in touch with simple things in life…striking a conversation with a co-traveller…watching a flower bloom, without thinking of grabbing my camera n posting it online…

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  3. Something on these lines…… I am also going through the same not because of lack of connectivity but due to fatigue and ill health I had developed from long hours in front of laptop. My parents are here with me and I have deliberately switched off my techo world till I recover from the effects. Yes, i miss blogging, will start it again soon.

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