‘Tech­nol­ogy is mak­ing life sim­pler and eas­ier’

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MU­SI­CIAN Busi N talks about mo­bile phone pay­ments and her ex­pe­ri­ence:

What are your thoughts on cash­less bank­ing?

It is our inevitable, evolv­ing fu­ture! It’s safer, faster and, with all these tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vance­ments, it was only a mat­ter of time be­fore we moved in this di­rec­tion.

There’s MPesa, Sam­sung Pay and other mo­bile phone pay­ments. Do you use mo­bile phone pay­ment sys­tems?

I haven’t used mo­bile phone pay­ment sys­tems yet, apart from the oc­ca­sional in­ter­net bank­ing or mo­bile bank­ing! I’ve yet to be in­tro­duced to that.

Who founded Ap­ple Inc?

A. Bill Gates B. Steve Jobs Steve Jobs is the founder of Ap­ple prod­ucts, right (gig­gles)?

In what year was the iPod first sold?

A. 2001

B. 2005

First iPod was sold 2001. LOL, that’s a guess. I’d like to be­lieve Ap­ple has been in the game way be­fore 2005.

Which phone are you cur­rently us­ing and what sets it apart from other smart­phones?

I use an iPhone. I’m crazy about the quality of pho­tos. The phone takes le­git, amaz­ing pho­tos and as an artist I doc­u­ment ev­ery­thing through videos and pho­tos. I be­lieve most peo­ple are drawn to iPhones.

I also en­joy the ex­clu­siv­ity that the iPhone hy­pes, like the in­abil­ity to share mu­sic or down­load from all these sites that way through iTunes. We get to sup­port artists, you know. The Face­Time fea­ture is amaz­ing be­cause it is only avail­able to iPhone users, haha!

Tech gi­ant com­pany Huawei re­cently launched its new flag­ship de­vice, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Will you be buy­ing it soon?

I’ve never shown any in­ter­est in Huawei. Maybe it’s be­cause my knowl­edge of it is kind of lim­ited. So I’m clue­less about it.

Some peo­ple say tech­nol­ogy has made life eas­ier, oth­ers claim the op­po­site. What is your opin­ion?

Tech­nol­ogy has def­i­nitely made life eas­ier. We live in an ever-evolv­ing world. Such in­no­va­tions were bound to be made.

It is amaz­ing how ev­ery­thing is now within a palm’s reach, and we can ac­cess our info and stuff from all these won­der­ful in­no­va­tions that are cre­ated to sim­plify life’s pro­cesses for us.

It does pro­mote lazi­ness to a de­gree, but over­all it was inevitable, es­pe­cially in our gen­er­a­tion.

Is tech­nol­ogy’s role pos­i­tive or neg­a­tive in cre­at­ing or form­ing re­la­tion­ships?

When it comes to re­la­tion­ships, I pre­fer the tra­di­tional way of in­ter­act­ing – non-tech­no­log­i­cal! In that depart­ment it’s not the smartest move.


Mu­si­cian Busi N.

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