Technology is encompassing. It is omnipresent. It is powerful. Technology has brought a thriving nation of dreams into a progressing nation of reality. What used to be carriages have become cars. The death of Morse Code is the birth of a better means of communications, like smartphones and the internet to name a few.
We have influenced technology according to our taste and it has molded us into more sophisticated, more virtual people. Technology helps us create a world far from reality. A world where the only human is you. Exclusivity and personality personify into a reality you have created molded by the limits of technology. Once you leave, then it is reality no more.
One of the devices that swept the hearts of many was the iPad. The product of a very successful technological magnate, Apple Inc., it has been imported to several countries. The iPad has been used by many people. The iPad has been created to be used by all people, may they be tech naïvetés or savvies. In today’s world, the iPad is omnipresent and omnipotent. You cannot imagine a world where there are no iPads.
However, you cannot blame the success this technological marvel. One cannot ignore the fact that this modern tablet can do almost everything – a smartphone, a personal computer, and a multimedia gadget. You cannot ignore that this is one of the most coveted gadgets around. One may not realize how the iPad and other gadgets created a reality but one cannot ignore its life-changing effects.
The bad thing is that addiction for gadgets like the iPad can strongly “corrupt” one’s life. It is as if reality is inside that tab. Once the tab dies, so does his fictive reality. Once Apple’s tablet rises from slumber, then so does a person’s unreal truth. The effects of the iPad have been different, especially when addiction occurs. There was one man who opened up about the effects of the iPad on his son and his neighbor’s child. Their family just moved into a new house and they had a neighbor.
The neighbor’s kid always went outside and brought his iPad to play. His kid, realizing that the neighbor kid was having fun with the iPad, eventually got closer to the neighbor’s son and became friends. Both saw each other all the time playing with iPad outside until the man told his son that he should not be playing the iPad all the time. He explained that he should have more time with them than the actual gadget. As time went by, the man met the neighbor’s kid’s father. He and the neighbor exchanged views with regard the iPad. The father said that he threw the gadget in the trash because he was mad about his son’s addiction.
Is the iPad a devil’s advocate? It really depends on how you use it. Technology is a double edged sword. You either choose the edge that can cut out the bad, or choose the edge that will cut you. You decide.