There is no doubt that technology is intruding ever more on our lives. We cannot live without our mobile phones. Even poor families have computers and large screen TVs.
The attraction of technology often blinds us to its value – are we actually happier, or more content in our lives after buying the latest must have? Rarely so, after the novelty has worn off. Most often, it has simply raised the bar of expectation, and reduced our ability to live in a humble way.
And a humble way may be a reality if it all implodes in on us. The so-called Civilised World is chronically reliant on the Internet, and Computer technology in general. If we were to be bombarded with a radiation that knocks out the delicate processors used in a vast array of appliances, way more than ‘just’ computers, then a World recession would be likely. And what we now take for granted would simply not be there.
I just wonder if we should learn to be able to live without the modern technological necessities of life. A humbler life.