When you are not the master, you are the slave. One way or the other, something is being controlled and something is been enslaved. You can either be the controller of technology or you could be controlled by it.
According to dictionary.com, a slave is something who is the property of and wholly subject to another or a person who is totally under the domination of some influence or person.
In time past, during pre-colonial masters, slaves had little or nothing to gain from their masters. When related to this topic, we find out that both man and technology has something to give and something to gain.
Over the recent years, man has gone dynamic in thinking, broad in research and persistent in making life much easier for him and his generation.
With no stone left unturned, mankind is determined in taking technology to its full potential.
It was actually technology that helping me in typing this article, it can also be useful in the following ways:
You may think this is not a tech invention, but it is. The Electronic Mail helps in reaching and communicating with people half way across the world as well as friend and relatives close by.
2. Video Camera:
You can gadgets like the video camera to record events that might not be useful at the moment but surely will be needed in the future.
3. Modified Writing:
Gone are the days when people needed to borrow an extra set of glasses just to read some awful handwriting. With the aid of technology, text can be typed and printed at a standard, readable size.
4. Contact storage:
You no longer need to carry a big jotter all about just to reach your contacts. With smart phones, you can store all your desired contacts.
With the points listed above, man is proud to say “we’ve made technology to serve us.”, without considering what tech gains from us. Our time which is far more valuable than money.
I believe that ignorance is a trance and knowledge is consciousness.
With this little points of mine, I believe I will be able to bring your thinking out of the matrix, making you understand that you have been enslaved and your enslavement started with:
1. The morning alarm that wake you up instead of the call of a cock or the first ray of the sun.
2. While sitting with people at the public place or while travelling in a bus, you see people talking on their cell phones instead of talking with the person sitting beside them. Some just keep pressing the buttons of their cell phones for s.m.s or games. Others would just be busy listening to music.
3. When man needs any important information, he will not trust any other man as he would prefer asking the internet rather than asking a fellow man, subjecting himself to technology.
4. With the invention of coolers and air conditionals in homes, offices and even in the car, people just can’t do without them. Whereas our forefather lived their lives without fans and with no doubt, they lived healthier than us.
I will conclude by saying, we are of a truth masters of our environment and we are able to direct technology in achieving our wishes, but whenever technology calls, we always rush to answer, any time technology fails to work, we quickly fix it.
If we are slaves, it is because we put the shackles on our own wrist. Being enslaved by technology is just an illusion of the mind.
We are indeed masters of technology as such we are our own enslavers and simultaneously our own masters.
The choice of freedom is always available, even though you fail to recognize it.