Monday, 11 October 2010
284 : My mobile is a dictator
As I was driving back home, my mobile's battery died! For around an hour I was disconnected, just like the old days, when in the 80s my dad was the only one with a mobile phone that pretty much looked like a mini fridge. With time we reached to the level of communicating with the whole world via voice, image, video & text. The internet made a huge revolution in communication it linked us with a BIG web, in a way that made the six degrees of separation theory seem silly, in terms of being closer with less thank 6 degrees :}
In that hour I actually had peace! No calls, no messages, no surfing or checking twitter that I am addicted to recently. I had a full hour to me, I really enjoyed it, although I could not help checking my mobile hoping that it would feel sorry for me & at least allow me to check twitter or bbm LOL, but all my hopes went in vain :p
I recalled how easy life was when we were not reachable all the time, yet in the same time how information flow was not so easy & accessible at all times, since the source of information was either written media, radio or TV and of course word of mouth. I still wonder, how much do we really need our smart phones, I think its a luxury more than a necessity to some if not most of us.