“It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life.”

Elderley woman using tablet computer

“Aap to mobile ko haath main le ke dunya ke baare main bhool hi jaati hain!” (You forget about the world with the phone in your hand!) I said to my mother. Yes you read that right. I said to my mother. The tides had turned. The hunter had become the hunted. My heart sang to Buble’s tune “It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life”.

I couldn’t help but snigger as I walked out of the room clearly aware of this massive victory. You see it’s been a week since my mother, thanks to her smartphone, has been connected to her sisters and nephews and she has acted exactly like your average teen does! Such is the hypnotizing power of these gadgets. She did use the family desktop occasionally but I guess she never really grasped the true potential that the internet holds for an extensive user, prior to this purchase. So as a result my siblings and I were repeatedly asked to not waste our time behind a useless screen tapping away for all eternity even though most of the time there was actually a productive task going on (Well sure we had tabs open for Facebook, Sound Cloud and YouTube as well but I assure you, that one tab that had an article about the economic status of our nation was of unprecedented significance to our learning experience). “You can do so much more: Go out and play, get some exercise or how about you actually open up your books for once?” I am sure most of you can and will relate to this.

You see, it is critical that one adapts to a change in the environment or it becomes nearly impossible to progress. One such change in the environment over the past ten/fifteen years has been the tech revolution where no one waits for the 9’o clock news anymore but instead keep themselves up to date on the fly. Just like the early years of any invention’s advent, these gadgets too were (are) chastised and often considered to be a hindrance. What most people fail to understand is the potential that these gadgets (coupled with the internet) hold for someone who wants to move up in life. There are millions of tutorials available on YouTube. You can connect with lost acquaintances over Facebook and don’t even get me started on the e-commerce opportunities that they allow.

The way I see it, it is not the usage of these instruments that should be under scrutiny but rather the intent or purpose they are being used for. As long as they fall within the legal parameters and are morally acceptable I don’t think there should be a problem. What do you, the readers, think? Comments and points of view are always welcome in the comments section below.

P.s. Far as my story goes, I haven’t been criticized for losing myself behind a gadget’s screen since that incident. So Much Win!

– Anonymous

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5 Comments

  1. anonymous

    July 16, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Great Writing !

  2. Zeeshan

    July 16, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Awesomely written!

  3. Ahsan

    January 31, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    Nice!

  4. Ahsan

    January 31, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    A really good read. Check this out as well.

  5. Ahsan

    January 31, 2016 at 11:27 pm

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