I remember when I started enunciating, My Mom used to teach me the name of fruits, flowers and Birds. At that time i assimilate brilliantly that Blackberry and Apple were edible fruits. Since then, things changed and with it changed the meaning of words. Now, Apple and Blackberry are not mere fruits. Search Google, ask your teacher, do research but not a single thing is going to say that they are mere fruits. The day is not far away when the english book of nursery disseminate A as Apple, a mobile device and B as Blackberry again a Mobile device.
Yesterday, it was a different day of my life. It was different in some special way. The sun still rises in east and sets in west, I haven’t topped any competitive exam nor i was proscribed from my company. But still its different, very different. I forgot my mobile at home. Though, I was not far away from my Home when i realised that i had missed my mobile but let it be. I didn’t know then that things were not that easy. After a little time, I found myself aloof from the whole world. It amazed me, If I had became a mere parasite of Technology..?? I had spent 15 years of my life without these things, but then it seemed as if i couldn’t live without them. After every 15 mins, in a round-robin fashion, my hand was visiting my pocket and then cursing me for forgetting the craziest invention of 21st century.
I realised that growth of mobile phones has resulted in a Death – The death of distance, The death of reality, and foremost the death of privacy. The physical location of you is now immaterial. You are always connected, always near and always here. I found myself a parasite. A Parasite who is addicted to comforts of technology and now i hate it.
I remember when i had been given my first phone. I used it ONLY for two purposes i.e. to give miss call to my parents and to call my brother. My contact list had only 10 names but now things had changed.
The important thing is, Its not only the single thing to whom i get addicted there must be many more also. We never know about addiction until we are forced to quit the thing with which we are addicted. Now we are mere programmed device who can’t live a life that is away from technology. The day is not far when we, who created the technology are governed my technology. The matrix movie can be the reality of tomorrow.
Yesterday I really wanted to go back to the days when Blackberry and Apple were mere fruits but while i was thinking it a voice from deep corner of my heart speak out idiot first go home and check miss calls..!