The New Reality
We have grasped news in the palm of our hands. Let’s take a look at how technology is proving itself to be the guide that reduces distances. Let’s explore how technology makes us the navigators and sailors of a new reality. Simplifying complexities, collaborating and becoming co-creators has never been so easy.
Raising a Toast
Speaking of getaways and picnics, Mahadev’s son who was posted in the army serving the Indo Tibetan Border Police force guarding the LAC with China was in a gleeful Christmas mood. A solution to the non-availability of desired liquor brands for units like his, in remote locations, had arrived.
Samrat’s English teacher from school recently explored Wattpad and has been churning out brilliant short stories from his phone during the odd hours between online classes. Coming from a traditional world this was something new for him & he also discovered fewer words, more images, interactiveness, an easy mode of communication.
Suchandra’s mother, a Parkinson’s patient was now struggling with COVID and admitted to the hospital, her father was also admitted. She was working in Mumbai at a CSR firm with little or no business coming in 2020 and with increasing work pressure she had to rush back to Kolkata.
Fairs and picnic spots are becoming increasingly populated during the festive time. Taking a toddler along with senior citizens to these spots comes with the challenges of keeping an eye on them. Preetam recalls how he used mobile phone calls to track his relatives.
Collaborative Super Tool
Meanwhile, Manraj shivering in the Delhi cold, had to immediately send his Aadhar Card and PAN card details to Tannu in Kolkata for a Health Card policy by the Govt of West Bengal. The documents were in Delhi and the time was short. He used a Cam Scanner App and sent them to Tannu.
The Samaritan Tech
On a recent trip to a museum, Rajesh’s 63 year old mom was reluctant to climb the long flight of stairs. She was an arthritis patient and sadly there was no lift system here. She decided to wait for Rajesh and his aunt and others at the lobby. Rajesh took many images from his phone in every corridor.
All of this just reminds us of something so mystical – Michelangelo’s ‘Creation of Adam’.
It seems like our fingers today are touching another consciousness, instead of the religious depiction of God, our context is technology touching us. Despite the challenges of adaptation every era has seen technology move closer to our identity. It is like a second brain that can travel across time and space, perform communication, entertain, order, access. To phrase it, ‘Fusion’ and ‘Singularity’ is the relationship between us and the world of technology.