Technology Changed Not Just What We Do but also Who We Are

While no one would argue that technology had really improved our lives so much, I have to agree that it also shaped not just how we live our lives but also our personalities.

I personally can attest that I have been changed by technology. Before, when I'm not feeling good, I would look for my friends but now I would just post it in my wall.

Since the beginning of this year, I'm seeing more and more articles and videos about social experiments of not being connected in the virtual world. Come to think of it, I myself can't imagine my day without checking my email, facebook or twitter. But of course, that doesn't mean I don't wonder how it feels like to be able to do that.I admire those who can do it. I'm a self confessed SNS addict and I really find it hard to skip checking my online accounts everyday. Then again, sometimes, I reminisce the days when I don't have these accounts yet.

Even kids nowadays don't know the kind of life people used to have 20 years ago. They were born and are being raised in an environment where the definition of play is tantamount to Angry Birds.

Anyway, here are two videos related to what I'm talking about. The first one is related to an article I found in Yahoo! last January and the other one is a video I watched from TED earlier.



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