Technology is an amazing thing and something that as a household we are happy to embrace but it does scare me slightly at just how far its come in a short period of time.
When I was growing up (ok I turn 30 this year but I’m not ancient!) if you wanted to record something on tv there was no catch up tv it was a video recorder which meant it took a good 5 minutes to rewind at the end of the recording. Mobile phones we’re not really all that popular and computers in school was a 1 hour lesson a week.
If you wanted to catch up with the music charts you had to record it on a tape and then when the tape got chewed you needed to use a pen to rewind it.
Now days you are able to download your favourite song in a couple of seconds and the internet is now a whole new place.
Google seems to be the source of all information and comes in very handy when it comes to homework! But there is so much moe than that as you can now watch TV online, play online games on things such as bingo sites and also do your online banking and shopping.
It has also opened up a whole new world in terms of how you can earn money, not only with every day jobs and things such as blogs but also through the options of cash back when online shopping through sites like Quidco. I’m sure in years to come it will become even more of an option for people to be working from home.
However where does it go from here?
We’ve seen how quick it has advanced over the last decade and recently even more so with the launch of things such as the Apple watch but do you think that maybe technology has come a little bit too far to quick?
Kayleigh and Ethan can both operate the TV and things such as the IPad with ease even though they are only 5 & 6 however I don’t think this is a bad thing, we do though try to limit the amount of screen time they have.
I think there is a fine line between being able to use technology and it taking over in life. I just want them to be able to grow up and look back at their childhood and say they learnt lots from technology but enjoyed being outside. They need to be able to be children climbing tree’s, running around playing tag and all things we did growing up. I want them to embrace technology but also enjoy life to the maximum without it being on a screen.
It gives them a sense of adventure and also teaches them about the real world and its wonders and dangers first hand.
In the coming years I’m sure technology will continue to advance but here is to hoping that children can still enjoy their childhood without it for a little while longer and learn that day-to-day life doesn’t need to have a power supply.
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