Don’t let your phone rule your life

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Twenty-five years ago the way our communities connected was completely different to today.

Facebook was non-existent, a tweet didn’t exist, the internet was just 10 years old and progressively evolving.

Many who were witnessing the developments of technology and the introduction of how individuals would communicate on a global basis were primarily optimistic.

However, it is important to acknowledge those who could not imagine where we are at today.

The quantity of opportunities to discover information through the media is vast.

And those choices continuously develop rather than evaporate.

Every minute something new and fresh is uploaded on to the world wide web. We can discover what is happening thousands of miles away from us in seconds.

Just a few short years ago that would have taken days, if not weeks.

Today’s young people have limited understanding of what life was like BT – Before Technology.

The internet is a prime example which has a massive impact on our lives.

Billions of people across the world rely on the internet to support their daily requirements at work and play.

There are still people who walk this planet who do not use internet at all. But there will come a day when every person on Earth will have access to it on a daily basis.

I often wonder what life would be like without the internet. I imagine it would be easier to have no internet at all rather than having had it only for it to be stripped away.

Just think for a moment what life would be like without the internet; how much we now rely on it for our daily lives to function.

I understand the challenge it is to give up something you use on a day-to-day basis. An example is when I camp. I try to ensure my phone remains at the bottom of my bag, but I frequently find an excuse to dig it up and switch it on.

‘What is this all about?’ I ask. It might be because I’m afraid of missing something.

We are living in a media driven culture where it is becoming increasingly impossible to escape something interactive.

From billboards to the radio stations surrounding us, and television through to our mobile phones and digital tablets, it is unavoidable.

It is imperative everyone has the chance to take a break form our digital culture. We should continue to ensure we are not consumed in it every minute of our lives.