Is technology a boring subject really?
Though I’m not a techie, I’ve slowly but surely been shown that technology is not such an unfriendly subject, destined for only small populations of strange people, but is truly an area with endless opportunities. See below and I think you’ll be convinced too.
Again, as I am enjoying a chat with my friend Gift at a party, a conversation around technology pops up and he seems really excited about it. He breathlessly tries to show me the many possibilities technology has to offer and by now I can’t help but imagine a life with fewer troubles courtesy of technology. I am truly enjoying this.
Imagine a life where everything is in perfect order. I challenge you to think about anything that troubles you. Is it hunger, traffic congestion, death, divorces or even natural disasters? I believe that there is a solution to these common troubles lying in a yet-to-be invented technology.
Let’s take for instance traffic congestion. As the population in urban centers continues to grow, so shall the rate of traffic congestion. In fact it is estimated that over half the population in the world is today living in the cities and more than seventy percent of the human species will be living in cities in the next twenty to thirty years’ time.
However, imagine the possibility of travelling the world with the touch of a button. Imagine having a pair of shoes or a shirt that aids you in flying. I even imagine trains, planes and vehicles that can move on or under the water. I see the possibility of being in 10 different meetings at the same time, and in different parts of the world, through the ability to teleport yourself. How much more fun can it get? Think of the idea of teleporting yourself, you will be able to spend more time with your family and friends and do everything else that you ever need to do.
What about death? Imagine living to up to two hundred years or more. Now, that could create other unintended consequences, but that’s for another day… With technology you will be able to detect a disease even before it has affected you. Right now you are even able to get gene testing to determine what diseases you may be predisposed to, pretty cool, eh? There will be medicines that will prevent aging. Won’t all these lead to a longer healthier and happier life? Maybe, but that’s not up for debate right now…
Maybe technology is not a boring subject at all, maybe it is a platform that provides for imagination, creativity and motivation to make the world a more efficient and interesting place.
What do you think??