Is technology making us lonelier than we ever have been before?
This is a video written and narrated by Gary Turk that has quickly reached 20 million views You Tube within 1 week of posting.
Without the help of social media Gary’s message would not be heard by many of us. A message that makes us realise there could be opportunities missed by relying on technology too much.
Technology and social media is part of our everyday lives. Communication is so much easier when we are connected online. We use it to keep in touch with loved ones inter-state or overseas. Smart phone apps allows us to socialise easier when it comes to organising catch-up with friends, decide on a meeting spot or the next restaurant to eat at.
We have access to information at our fingertips and we can search things up without having to ask anybody for the answers. Perhaps lost without access to data and Google maps to tell us where to go.
However, it’s true, as we silently stare into a screen, poke and swipe at it – we are spending the time alone and doing it in isolation. Technology does play a big part in our everyday lives, but don’t be deluded that you are ‘connecting’ with people this way.
Maybe it is time to ‘Look Up’ and see what’s around you.