Everyone in some way, shape, or form is impacted by technology. If you’ve found a way to not be impacted by technology, then we need to talk as I would be incredibly impressed (and also wouldn’t believe it). Speaking for myself, I have a love-hate relationship with it.
On one hand, it allows me to pay my bills and enjoy the more entertaining things in life. On the other hand, I really don’t like how controlling technology can be. It has most people by the throats, whether most want to admit it or not. But now I want to shift to the topic at hand today. Given the vast variety of technological devices that exist in this world today, there are some I could go without and others that I would be lost without.
Couldn’t Live Without: Computers
Well, this one’s fairly obvious for me. Computer technology allows my bills to be paid, which is fairly important (just a little bit). Without it, my career and line of work would be totally altered. Then again, thousands (millions, actually) of people can relate to that. Past that fact, the access to the internet is also something I couldn’t live without. The ability to have information at your fingertips whenever you need it is an amazing feeling, after all.
Could Live Without: My Smartphone
I’ve spoken about my somewhat hatred toward smartphones in the past. Without question, I could live without mine. I don’t even like being on the darn thing. As someone who was without a phone for many years of his life, I can say that it’s nice to have for reliability reasons. People can always get a hold of you and vice versa. Overall, though, I could live using Facebook and other social media networking sites to get the job done.
Couldn’t Live Without: Video Game Consoles
If you’ve read any of my posts, you know that this one is a given. Specifically, I couldn’t live without Nintendo consoles in my life. From the SNES to the Switch, video games are a primary component of entertainment in my life. I honestly couldn’t imagine living life without playing video games.
Could Live Without: Streaming Devices
I’m including any device out there that can stream TV shows or movies (whether live or not). From actual cable boxes to streaming brands such as Roku, I could live without all of them. In fact, I already do. I’m a collector so I enjoy buying physical copies of movies, TV shows, video games, you name it. Then again, as a sports fan, I do miss the easy access to live sports. I’ll just keep relying on live streams on the internet!
To be honest, I could go on and on. Well, I could go on and on with the devices I couldn’t live without. I admit that technology can be a problem in my life. There’s just no way I could function without it. Every single time the power goes out, I start to lose my mind. It’s got me by the balls, in other words.