Where would we be without technology, eh? If we had never advanced at all we would still be four-legged apes, loping around forests somewhere in the world. Without technology, I probably would have died when I broke my arm on my fourth birthday, and most people I know wouldn’t have made it to the age they are now, either.
Where would the people you know be without their cells or IPods? All the vain little things people don’t usually think about. If they weren’t there, what would you do? I’ll tell you what you’d do: you’d get angry and irate and you wouldn’t know what to do with yourself if we suddenly lost most of our tech. What you should do in that situation is get on as best you can, because to be honest, it isn’t the end of the world.
Of course, when we use our electricity we always have the comforting thought of temporary inconvenience, and batteries. I wonder what a Victorian person would have thought if they could see what their world is like now? I wonder. Would they be enthralled or disgusted? I think they would be damned confused for 99% of the time they were here, I mean, even us that have grown up with all these gadgets around us get darned confused at times. I own enough hand held games consoles to make your head spin, but then again, most people do. Whether it’s an Xbox or a PS3, Nintendo DS or Wii, most of us have some sort of games console. Whether it’s an IPhone, Blackberry or a regular chunky Nokia, most of us have a mobile. My parents didn’t get mobile phones until my sister coaxed them into it a couple of years ago, and my grandparents can’t even turn on their TV without someone’s help.
We’ve come a long way tech-wise in a very short space of time, and I don’t think any of us would want to go back. Unless you’re weird or old, that is. I certainly would never willingly go back to Victorian times, for example, except if it was to have a go on a Penny Farthing bicycle. By God I want a go on one of those.