Technology and I have a bittersweet history. A romance, if I had to put a label on it. It started off sweet and innoncent, me playing with my Gameboy Color, catching Pokemon and beating Gym leaders. Got to the point where things turned bitter, me skipping class for days on end to jam on some DotA. To where I stand now, the insecurity of whether I should return to it or not. Like an ex-girlfriend that I never got over, I don't know if I should go back to technology.
I'm on the fence with this one. That plain white-picket fence between the great dilemma of the century. Embrace it, or sack it entirely. A part of me just wants to jump right back in and stop being left out. To start playing the newest installments like 'The Last of Us' and 'Grand Theft Auto V' and revell in the new technological revolution. Another part of me doesn't want to get hooked again, to go back to old habits.
On the sunny side of things, technology has made so many things possible. We are breaking new ground on a daily basis. Whether it be gene-splicing crops to give us more yield, or implanting robotic-action-organ-transplanting nanobots to repair dead cells in our bodies, we are achieving more and more of the impossible each day. These scientific advancements have become the core of our lives and how we live it. You couldn't even take a bite of food without technology playing it's role.
Consequently, all these headways in our lives have come to make us smug. Everything is fed to us. We need not lift a finger for anything nowadays. Want to buy some furniture? Well, screw Ikea. Just pre-order some authentic Asian furniture online and it'll be here in 2 weeks, along with assembly crew, if needed. Unnerving thing about this is, it's that the costs are indistinguishable and you need not even step out your front door.
You know what, I think I like where I stand. The line between Technological Junkie and Outdoors Woodsman. The tightrope between the old and new. Being able to recognize the newest memes and still be able to distinguish the edible mushrooms from the ones that'll make you spill your stomach. To be capable of beating noobs in a friendly game of DotA 2 and still enjoy a jog in the woods. That's what I want to be. A technological middle-man.