Dinner without devices
WE ARE now is a new world of technology – new words, apps, games and a way of communication.
If someone had told me at the age of 10 that in 30 years we would rely on mobile phones and hand-held devises and need to charge then regularly, I would have said, “No, that won’t happen”.
I would be so wrong. To add to this madness, even takeaway shops have computerised meals, design your own.
All these things rely on power. The power companies must love it, becoming the most sustainable commodity in the world.
It worries me that the world can no longer be without power or these gadgets. What really would happen if it did all collapse?
We have always had gadgets, but they were invented, and it used to be exciting hearing of something new and awaiting the release.
Now there are thousands of new releases and no one really gets excited any more, it’s, “Oh, did they really”.
Inventors have been replaced with programmers, designers and major companies.
Which in today’s world they are a necessity.
Too look at my family now on any one given day, heads down playing on their phone or whinging about someone or something on one of hundreds of social networks.
Sad really when we use to talk, we do now at dinner time.
Do yourself a favour, if you have dinner at the table every night; make it a phone and device-free for the duration of the dinner. That way you actually get to catch up with verbal words and facial expressions, not text or see a status.