The wheel, axel, rotor and hammer of the nostalgic Victorian era of Industrial Revolution have given way to other forms of technology- electrical, electronic, atomic, digital, genetics and nanotechnology. While cynics of automation and mechanization point towards the rise of the machines and the corresponding power that they exercise on human lives, on many occasion erring on the wrong side, truth remains that technology has been more than handful in making people’s lives easier, faster and healthier.
Technology Enables Get Rid of Bad Habits by Leveraging Repetitiveness and Scale
The thread that binds technology to bad habits is scalability. Bad habits accumulated over a period of time accrue negative spillover effects that cost us on a recurring basis. As the habits sink in, the practitioners of the bad habits institutionalize a great repetitive model that offers a large scale of evil effects. When the scale abounds, technology helps us get rid of the bad habits by again leveraging repetitiveness and scalability.
Technology to the Rescue of Efficiency and Effectiveness of Habits
Technocrats confine themselves and their analyses of technology to efficiency parameters. For commoners that do not soak themselves in technology, the benefits boil down to effectiveness and making lives healthier, at times by getting rid of bad habits that die hard, anomalies of imprecision and most importantly those pertaining to measurement.
Technology Enables Measurement and by Implicit Logic Management of Lifestyle
When eradication of bad habits, imprecision and measurement are integrated into a single thread, the thread extends to management of challenges of lifestyle, time and tasks. The manager in the modern day doctor confirms that anything that cannot be measured cannot be managed. The great virtue of technology and the enormous potential that it holds for mankind is best gauged from the following instances and examples of technology plumbing the grey areas of our lives.
Rise of Nutrition Apps and the Art of Cookin g
What is on the menu? Ten years back the answer would ideally consist of food specimen that cater to our taste buds and diet regimen if any suggested by the medic. The question that remained unanswered was how much of a variety of food was good enough? How much of that food bordered on the margin? How much of it befit the bill to be termed an excess? These were questions.
Nutrition applications offer the answers to these questions today. The wearable wrist gear with apps that measure the calorific content, nutritional content and sugar levels can well curate the menu for us and give us an idea of what the menu should look like? Are you feeling hungry, look at that smart watch before you binge.
Electronic Cigarettes that Helps Quit Smoking
There was a time when the screams of our parents and loved ones had to do the job of pushing us to quit smoking. Today there are electronic cigarettes that helps quit smoking. Electronic cigarettes work as an alternative to tobacco and contain a lesser risk of carcinogenic health issues that can plague people physically, emotionally, socially and financially. Given the fact that the world’s oldest democracy, the United States of America reports 5 million deaths per year and the world’s largest democracy India reports the highest cancer casualties per year, it makes enormous good sense to assert that electronic cigarettes do more than just helping us quit smoking. Electronic cigarettes are virtually saviours of precious human lives.
A Fraction of a Split Second Faster to the Last Hurdle at the Olympics
The biggest revolution that technology has brought in human lives is probably not in medicine, but in professional sport. The heat mapping devices that use infra-red radiation, the simple timer that measures time up to nanoseconds and the hawk eye technology that picks up the most marginal edges of objects crashing into one another have made sportspersons toil hard for economy. Is not it surprising that one of the fastest men on earth has more than 15 medals to show after running for less than 5 minutes on the synthetic track at the Olympics! More than economy of effort it is laser precision measurement of human efforts.
Technology complements man. There is a machine in the man and a man in the machine. The two do not have to be at odd with each other. For the man that find it hard to come out of an existing habit, technology reverses the losses and helps him build good habits and healthier lives.