I remember the days before I had a smartphone. My friends didn’t have one either. We didn’t need to be in constant communication with the world. We didn’t have to have every article on the worldwide web at our fingertips. Now the thought of us going without our smartphones could result in anxiety and probably nausea. How did we get here?
Obviously the times are changing, and most of our communication and a lot of our employment is connected to our smartphone. It’s used for talking, texting, posting, tweeting, filming, mailing, capturing, connecting, searching, learning, updating, laughing, and thinking. Our phones are our whole lives. We can’t do one thing without tweeting about it, Instagramming it, and sharing it on Facebook.
I love my iPhone. Dearly. But sometimes I think back to the days before smartphones ran our lives and I’m hit by a wave of nostalgia. Smartphones are awesome. But as a society, we’re slowly turning into people who don’t know how to communicate face to face. We don’t know how to live without live-tweeting our every move or instagramming every place we go. And I’m just as guilty as anyone.
I don’t think smartphones or technology in general is a bad thing. I absolutely love it and it makes our lives a million times more efficient. I just hope and pray that as a society, we don’t forget about how nice it is to just sit down with a friend and have a cup of coffee with them and enjoy each other’s company without our noses buried in our phones. Or to experience raw artistic expression without an infographic or a caption. Or the way a real-life sunset looks with #nofilter. Or the organic sound of your best friend’s voice rather than a choppy 140 characters.
I love smartphones. I love social media. I love technology as a whole. But I don’t want them to turn us into robots. I hope that as we continue to make all these advancements, we remember all the things that make people special and unique and less like identical machine operators.
How do you turn things over to God? Start by making the choice and declaring your resolve. Simply say, “Father, I choose to let You be God of this situation. I take my hands off. I trust You.” Then, choose to worship Him. Worship is one of the best ways to set your heart and mind in the right place. You can’t worry and worship at the same time! Worship is a sign that you are trusting God; worry is a sign that you are trying to control things.
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A 20 second phone charge sounds crazy, right? Well California teen, Eesha Khare, 18, of Saratoga, CA just might have made this breakthrough.
This “super-capacitor” can hold more energy per unit volume. She competed with it at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, where 1,600 high school finalists from all over the world competed for more that $4 million in total.
After charging her capacitor for 20 seconds, she was able to light an LED device. This was when she realized how applicable her breakthrough will be to the real world. She was awarded a $50,000 Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award. Khara wll be attending Harvard University in the fall, and has already grabbed the attention of Google.
Something tell me we should keep an eye out for Eesha Khare as a new up-and-coming world changer.
According to digiday.com, several digital media executives were asked about what we should watch for here in the near future as far as the biggest innovations in digital media.
Their answers were:
2. The Internet of things
3. Social Media
4. Smartphone Technology
These answers might seem obvious, but I think we underestimate the degree and the potential of the innovation with all these forms of digital media. People don’t go anywhere without their phones. The ability to send them a personal text message about a special deal, offer, or brand, can leave a lasting impression. The Internet - social media in general - has opened up unbelievable doors for marketing and brandng your business. It’s also paved ways for networking and making contacts in ways that nothing else could. Lastly, smartphone technology is insane. There are new apps coming out all the time, and old ones are constantly being updated and having new versions released. Pretty soon, we won’t even have to talk to each other at all! At the rate we’re headed, our phones will act, communicate, and even think for us. While it’s awesome and absolutely incredible that we have the ability to do all these things, at what point are we going to cut it off. At what point are we going to say, “Okay, computer, I can take it from here.” Will we ever run out of parts of our lives to make more efficient? We’ll have the answer to that shortly!
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