Din­ner with­out de­vices

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News - By ELISE COT­TAM

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.

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