ELECTRONICS AND A.I.
You can watch old school sci-fi movies and see actors pretending to use touch screens, long before touch screens ever existed. We have a family member who had a career in technology and has mentioned computers that can be rolled up like newspapers, they’re just not available to the public yet.
Corporations and big brands make way more money by selling their products in series, “upgrading” their items as they go, as if it were new technology. It’s just new technology to the customer, who just can’t wait to get their hands on it. They are sold on investing in new technology, they want the convenience it provides and they’ll pay a pretty penny for it, over and over again.
Our problem is we don’t feel comfortable having a tracking device on us at all times, in our home and/or in our car. All of that data is being collected and is most likely used to better understand us algorithmically. We remember life before the internet consumed everyone and it was really nice. Although most of the people around us are online most of the time, we try to keep a balance between nature and technology. The two of us physically, mentally and spiritually felt a beautiful shift occur the moment we decreased our time online or in front of a screen.
We read, “one of the first electronic devices was invented around 1835 by an American scientist called Joseph Henry. He developed a remote switch called a relay, which worked magnetism and currents. It was part of a telegraph and was later used in a telephone”. If some of the first electronic devices were created in 1835 and we’re this connected and plugged in now, what can we expect in the years to come?
Phones have become everyone’s lifeline and now people are even wearing technology. Wristbands and glasses are just the beginning. We’ve learned about chipping and even artificial intelligence being implanted into the body. We read an article stating that certain pacemakers are vulnerable to hacking. Wow. Just wow. We prefer to stay as low-tech as possible.
We design and do work on $300 computers. We don’t need expensive or smart computers and equipment. We’d rather make a U-turn and focus on becoming more aware and connected (not online, but with nature, together and with those we love), and help find a way to inspire others. With over 7 billion humans on Earth, we still have time and the manpower to save the planet and ourselves. All of our effort could be redirected, as a group effort. Children could be taught how to be responsible for themselves, love themselves and one another and help bring Earth back. Anything is possible, if we look up from our phones and put our hearts and minds to it.