Albert Einstein once said, “I fear the day technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots”. Has his fear become a reality?
Over the last few decades, society has changed dramatically. The rise of technologies such as laptops and cellphones has completely changed the way we interact with other human beings, and has bread a more narcissistic generation. Not everyone has gotten caught up in this new, less intimate way of living where gratification is instant and things that are special are taken granted for. I once saw a photo of a girl crying her eyes out and throwing a tantrum because she got a black I-phone for Christmas instead of a white one. Really?…
Here’s a thought. When was the last time you received a hand-written letter? Remember how exciting they used to be to get in the mail? Sometimes, it would be nice to have a meaningful conversation with someone on train or a bus, but it would be considered “rude” to interrupt someone when they have their headphones in.
Of course, society has evolved for the better and made huge advances in some ways. But there is still so much room for improvement. We need to find a balance between technology and humanity before we are consumed by our interventions.
Here are 11 pictures that perfectly captures the main differences and compare life today with how it used to be: