I hope your day has started in an
exciting way? I wish to get educated daily and I chose to add more words from
the heterogeneous lexicon of Nigeria, I asked, “how are you?” in Urhobo
language of Delta State, Nigeria. I pray that you will end the day beautifully.
I remembered that in the early
2000s, radical technological changes happened. We were all amazed at the new
order most especially in Africa. 15 years after, we have become inseparable
from this new order. Every product is now a product of technology; man lives on
technology and feeds on technology. Some weeks ago, I was a part of a workshop
where I heard the definition of the users of technology and I believe you will
also like to learn. Let’s think together, technology slaves versus technology masters.
Technology slaves are those who are
addicted to working with technology; they are those who work so long. In order
words, they have been sold out to technology. They crave for every new gadget;
they want to be technologically sophisticated; they have sleepless nights
because they were not online in a day. They want to be response real time,
however, life itself, does not offer every solution real time. I looked at the
words, “slaves and addiction” but truly, one becomes a slave to whatever one is
addicted to. There was a woman whose husband broke the blackberry device, he
bought for her because she had abandoned all her responsibility to her children
and him; she was always pinging.
Technology masters are those who
have the ability to manage their time and increase control of their lives. They
are people who use technology when it is available; they are people who can
restrain their internet usage. They are people who have the strength to stay
sane when they are offline for days. They are people who are not driven by the
craze to acquire gadgets.
With these definitions, we know
where we fall. In the New Year, there are habits that we need to drop; would
you be a slave to technology or be the master of technology. I know that many
opportunities abound on the technological space and if it is not seized immediately;
it can be gone forever.
Let’s live a modest life and
remain masters over all situations.
Have a great week.
Labels: Attitudinal Change, Contrast, Inspirational, Masters, Motivational, Olutayo Irantiola, Peo Davies, Slaves, Technology, Versus Series