Technology In The Wake Of Lockdown
This is a guest post by Ice Frost Blogs.

If this lockdown has taught us anything, it is that we do not have to go into work every day and a lot more things can happen online rather than in person.

How technology has impacted the lockdown?

With the help of technology, it has been made possible to still have meetings at work and it has made it possible for us to still see our loved ones even if it is just through a screen. I feel with the help of technology, this lockdown has been a lot easier for us and we have still been able to keep up with the news without having to sit through thousands of ads breaks. It has made information a lot more easily available for people who otherwise, might not have heard about it.

What happens in the future?

Since we now know that a lot more things can take place online and there is no need for that face to face meeting, we will be able to save a lot of office space and that means that companies will be able to hire people from there own homes without the need for them to come into the office for an interview.  In the future, I see broadband speeds becoming better at home even without 5G as the network companies will not be able to cap the amount of usage you can use at your home.

Has technology brought us together?

Yes, technology has brought us together and has made it possible to communicate with each other 24/7 no matter where we are in the world. It has made it possible to connect with relatives and other people that you might be missing during these uncertain times. But, at what cost? What has it cost us for this to be possible? Is there something we are missing out on?

What has technology cost us?

Technology has cost us time with our family, and this has strained our relationship with them even without our knowledge. That is right. I am talking about the endless 3 AM Netflix streams of just one more episode. Neither is it good for our sleep, nor is it good for our mental health. Technology has not only cost us a lot of money as these new devices are becoming more and more expensive, but they have caused us to lose touch with what is real and what is not. Not to mention, it has tampered with our privacies to a great extent.

How To Prevent Getting Lost in Technology

The social media will draw you in and then the endless amount of content that you can find online will keep you there. The numbers, the statistics, the likes and the follows. It is best to just put the phone down from time to time and turn yourself off from the technology. Take a break go for a walk without having to post it on Instagram.

Is Technology All Bad

Absolutely not. There is of course a good side to technology like being able to see your grandparents from the other side of the world or being able to talk to someone about anything that you might have going on in your life or even just seeing cute animal pictures online. I fully support technology and all the advancement that has been made even if it has cost me some of my privacy since it has brought me closer to the people I love. 

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  • Unwanted Life says:

    Don’t forget that technology has now made it easier to get help, be it calling 999 or 911 in an emergency, looking up crisis line numbers, or use apps on our phones to keep us safe.

    Without technology, the current BLM protests would be a lot different. If it wasn’t for the ability of people to record interactions with police, a lot of these murders done by cops would go unpunished and unreported

    Unwanted Life

  • Ashley says:

    I must say my IT skills have significantly improved since lockdown. One of the few positives at this time. I’m a bit of a dinosaur and still love pen and paper! xxx

  • Nyxie says:

    I know I would be nowhere with our technology during lockdown. I would have gone mad! But it’s allowed me to keep in touch with people I otherwise couldn’t have without it.

  • Lisa says:

    Interesting post – I would say technology is definitely a force for good, and I can see a lot of companies will be changing how they work after lockdown. Lisa

  • Jennifer Van Haitsma says:

    Technology definitely has its pros and cons. I have found it massively helpful in many ways, but it’s also nice to unplug for a bit and get away from the headlines and toxic people.

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