Wednesday, 7 March 2012

(Day 96) Technology mad!

Mummy is anti-technology

I think there is a technical word for that - 'Neo-Luddist', which is defined as ' a term describing those opposed to industrialisation, automation, computerisation or new technologies in general'

Yep, that is your Mama

Don't get me wrong. I really enjoy being able to use facebook, and email people when it is too slow to post a letter, or look something up when a library isn't handy (or relevant!) but technology for the sake of technology (i.e. computer games, screens that project onto walls when a little screen will do the same job, voice-activated computers, 3D televisions) worries me a little bit. I am of the firm belief that people are becoming so ingrained in technology that they aren't seeing the things around them. 

They are so busy fighting wars in computer games that they do not worry so much about the wars going on in our backyard.

They are so busy watching Americanised television shows about friends and friendships that they don't have time to go out and make friends of their own.

 They are so involved in the headlines on the news that they fail to see the things going on around them, in their own families and their own communities. 

It worries me that global warming is at a crisis point, and people do not seem to have the time to take an active role to band together and make positive changes, yet there are 10 million men online at 2am playing war games with each other over the internet. To me that signals a massive problem.

Thus television and computer is very limited in our house, and our (poor, deprived? - if I am to believe what your brother and sisters have said sometimes!) brother and sisters are encouraged to read, play card games, go swimming, play on their bikes, or (gulp) actually interact with each other

Therefore today it was quite amusing to see your little face when Uncle Sean was successfully able to entertain you with youtube video's playing on his mobile phone. Somehow I am not quite sure that you are in agreement with this anti-technology thing at all!


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