It is with great pleasure that I introduce a fellow volunteer from the WLC, who I have the fortune of working alongside with, Amy Manemann. She’s the author of the Taci Andrews Deadly Series, and she is one of the kindest (and funniest) people I have had the fortune of meeting and working with. She’s here to discuss whether or not we’re slaves to technology.
Are we slaves to technology?
We live in the era of Technology, there’s no doubt about it. We’re surrounded by desktop computers, lap tops, Ipads, cell phones, ereaders – everywhere you go you name it, they’ve invented it and someone has it. But when did we become so all consumed by technology? Is technology a slave to us or are we slaves to technology?
I get up each morning at 5:00, get myself some coffee then jump on the computer to catch up on that day’s list of events. As usual there are emails to respond to , tweet’s needing scheduled, website work to be done and facebook messages to get. I then periodically check email and facebook throughout the day to keep abreast of everything going on.
Ok I admit it; I’m a facebook, twitter, gmail junkie. Do they make support groups for that?
I enjoy the work that I do and admit to sometimes being a bit overly obsessive with constantly checking on things (the laundry pile begins to tower after awhile) But herein lies the rub of it all; Will everything fall part today if any of those things aren’t done?
Probably not. Yes, I could get behind (gasp!) and it might take an extra bit of elbow grease to catch things up again but it IS possible to disentangle myself from the technology chains of slavery and breathe the fresh air of freedom.
So go on, give it a try. Put down your cell phone. Put away that Ipad. Turn off your computer. The world won’t end today because you took a break from technology to do something you were meant to do; Enjoy life.
Connect with Amy: