Technology is religion and gadgets are the new gods.
Nowadays we come across common refrains like:-
Once upon a time Windows was just a small hole on the wall. Application was something written on paper. Mouse was an animal. Keyboard was only on a piano. Web was a spider’s home. Cut was done with knife and paste with glue. Apple and Blackberry were just fruits and so on. Virus was just a sickness.
But then those windows allowed less because of their geographical constraints compared to what this Window does; that mouse had limited access but this mouse can bring the world in your hand, especially in a world of cat and mouse race; those key boards produced only certain vibrations of sounds but this key board uses the keys to open the mind to wander into broad world of things; that web gave torrid time to people suffering from arachnophobia [ which incidentally has been found recently to be one of the most prevalent and ancient phobia ingrained as a part of evolutionary biology ] but this web connects minds cutting across all barriers; this Apple not only keeps the doctor away but makes you feel like keep everything else away with its amazing touch and apps; Blackberry is owners delightful addiction , once you taste its user friendliness it is difficult to give up I just tried it for a week and decided not to suffer from withdrawal symptoms and gave it up; Virus is a creative and clandestine intruder whose programming skills can be positively used much better than a vaccine.
Every technology provides a gadget either simple to use or requiring specialized skills to operate. But their fundamental function and ultimate utility is to enhance and facilitate living by making many things easier, more enjoyable and comfortable. They leave more time, energy etc available for other activities.
But for spectacles most of us would all be grouping about with defective vision. Without microscope we would have never known the microbes or molecules. Without telescope we would not have known the details of many other celestial bodies. So, every technology gives birth to some instrument/ gadget/machine to fulfill a specific need. Without recording devices we would have lost lot of great music etc.
Gadgets are the New Gods, mostly omnipresent, omnipotent and at least helps by providing opportunities to realize the omniscient potentialities. Even if we don't worship them, at least we cannot do without them [we all use them when every other logical and illogical things fail and when we are alone and incapable of facing our own self all alone.
In fact can any human being undergo Gadget fasting for a day .i.e. no tooth brush, no cooked food, not even coffee, no cups or spoons but must use only use hands, pick raw uncut vegetables, fruits, grains etc. No sitting on chairs, not using any vehicle, no bed /cot just sit/stand/sleep on ground or sand [provided we can find that in a city].
Technology is religion. It can be both good and bad depending on how we use it and it is also capable of offering both good and bad;
Putting the gadgets to the best utility to enhance one's understanding and learning of the intrinsic facts and truths with a scientific approach unpolluted by any outside influence or biased conditioning with proper attitude by seeing gadgets as a better means and not as an end in itself is the science of modern day spirituality.
In the book ‘A brief history of science as seen through the development of scientific instruments’ Thomas Crump explains how each technological inventions has shaped our lives in many ways.
Like every medium, technology too can be misused, abused and over used. It is not the fault of technology but that of the users.
One can use a knife to save a life through surgery, cut a vegetable and also stab someone to death.
We all need to face and accept facts and learn to make the optimum utilization of technology beyond using it as a mere tool for remaining connected on social media, though that is of great utility.
We must mentally accept the immense impact and importance of technology and gadgets.
“All of us have our own inner fears, beliefs, opinions. These inner assumptions rule and govern our lives. A suggestion has no power in and of itself. Its power arises from the fact that you accept it mentally.”
― Joseph Murphy, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind