Most of us would be lost without our smartphone and our computer. They are a daily part of our routine for work, for fun, and for staying connected to people around the world. Yet think about the technology and gadgets you had growing up. We can all relate to how things have changed over the years. Kids are getting phones at a young age while many adults remember getting one when they were in their 20s or 30s!
Technology and gadgets do make our world faster and more efficient. Yet they can also take away the personal element of things. Social media is a huge part of how people interact. Yet that along with texting can take away the simple concept of picking up the phone and making a call. We have to make that balance between using devices and not losing our personal touches.
It is hard to imagine all the music that can be stored on an iPod or a smartphone when back in the day we had to carry around various cassettes and then CDs if we wanted to listen to various types of music. The entertainment world has been blown away by technology and various gadgets.
One that continues to amaze is YouTube. Just about anyone can be a star by creating a great video and sharing it there. Within hours, it can be viral, being shared all over the world. That type of access and that type of exposure is phenomenal. Yet it happens all the time and shows no signs of slowing down.
There is a downside to so much technology though. One of them is hacking. It gives criminals a veil of darkness they are able to hide behind. They can gain information from phones, computers, and other sources to get personal data. They can also breach business systems and gain access to tons of files of their customers. It is a scary part of the world we live in.
For the most part though, technology and gadgets make it possible to do a variety of things we couldn’t do before. Many college students of all ages are taking online courses rather than being in the classroom. For non-traditional students, it makes sense so they can work or care for their family. Yet they are still able to pursue their educational goals rather than putting them on the back burner.
It is going to be interesting to see how technology and gadgets change in 10 years from what they are right now. Consumers are very demanding, and providers continue to come up with the next thing for them to be excited about. Some items introduced are passing trends but others will stand the test of time and change the world as we know it forever!
Competition is also a driving force behind what is offered. Businesses want to be the first to introduce their niche market to a given device or gadget before their competition is able to follow along with something similar.
In World War II, many Jews, Poles and Russians and Gypsies were killed in German concentration camps. But at the same camp, a prisoner of that opinion has changed my life. He, Victor Ferronickel, psychoanalyst who lived in Vienna. World War, the Nazis brought him together with many others in the camp and tortured. Ferronickel says that when he came to the camp, his three objectives to be determined:
Second, the use of medical skills to help the sick and wounded; and
third, to try to learn
to think in the midst of war and prison camps, one tries to survive and at the same time, to help others and try to learn. Today using youngfuturists.org to help determine the end game would of been helpful. He was a three-goal and after the war returned to Vienna and wrote his famous book “Man’s search for meaning”.
Ferronickel Victor wrote in his book that most of the prisoners were executed immediately, but: “I have directed my attention to those who survived and in difficult circumstances, were engaged into the camp.” Many people died, but among those who stayed behind, he could not find things in common: “All those who survived, had important work to be performed in the future: a vision for the future, to overcome the disabilities that seems unbearable Is”.
Ferronickel said: “The prospect of a bright future for one of the prisoners, who so loved his son and in a strange country, was Chshmantzarsh. For other writings that were still unfinished, and no one but himself, and all of them could …”. This factor was also effective for self Ferronickel. He writes: “I arranged to live Flaktbarm thought. That tonight, what they had for dinner? If instead of additional diets, sausages me, they is not better with a piece of bread I change it? Is it not better that last cigarette thread two weeks ago, I was rewarded with a bowl of soup I change? who can help me into the camp, working for myself and my leg? I had that every day and every hour of worthlessness such issues, I think I hated. but hardships passed and I suddenly saw myself on the podium and the audience saw many, all were sitting on leather seats and listened to the speech I gave and I was the psychology of concentration camps … “.
Ferronickel message is clear: you and me, it is essential for doing our work, the outlook turned positive in the future, give meaning to the future. Ferronickel wrote: “The features of the man who can only hope to survive and the only way to save his future in the most difficult moments of life”.
We crossed the river all our lives that goes beyond the future and retold the story through youngfuturists.org. Sometimes the river flow, my calm and easy. Sometimes the river is turbulent and difficult and unpredictable passed. More of a jump in the water and swimming we try, we cross the river, but there is a better way to cross the river. Having a clear vision for the future, across the river, like a rope, that we can grasp it deteriorate and to help them endure the hardships crossing the stream flow to get ourselves beyond the reach of water. While that is trying to devour us into himself, we must take the rope with strong muscles, the brain to think with our hearts on our goal (to reach