Technology has changed all of our lives. Not only accessing easy information, but “also the comfort to do almost everything online from ordering food to pay our bills.”
As I was skimming the web, I came across a survey of 2,000 people , published by the Independent, yesterday about the top 25 things we miss but no longer due to technology. The survey found that we miss mixtapes and physical photos the most.
After reading this sweet article, I started asking myself what do I miss about life before the Internet? A lot!
A letter from an old friend, a feeling of being unreachable, and having fewer distractions. Do you miss like me, having putting photos into your albums?
When is the last time you send a postcard? It is being long time since I did so.
I miss eating with my family without having everyone “glued to their phones”, or watching my kids playing in outside in the yard.
You know what I miss the most? PRIVACY !
Just Google your full name and you will know what I am talking about.
The Independent survey results show us how dependant we have become on the internet and being connected at all times – even while traveling.
The survey also found that 40 per cent of Britons would use one hour of wi-fi to check social media, 37 per cent said they would email friends and family and three in 10 would read the news. Others would do online shopping, download and listen to music and watch catch-up TV.
Here are the Independent’s “Top 25 things we miss but no longer do due to technology”
1. Making mixtapes
2. Put photos into albums
3. Recording films and TV shows using VHS
4. Having printed photos around the house
5. The excitement of having photographs developed before you can see them
6. Handwritten letters
7. Sending love letters
8. Sending postcards
9. Having pen friends
10. Buying CDs and having a CD collection
11. Using public telephones
12. Using a telephone directory
13. Carrying a portable CD player
14. Going into the travel agents to research a holiday
15. Buying disposable cameras
16. Turning to a hard copy of the Yellow Pages
17. Playing traditional board games or cards
18. Owning an encyclopedia
19. Dialling directory enquiries
20. Visiting car boot sales to sell old stuff
21. Remembering phone numbers off by heart
22. Hand-writing essays and school work
23. Ringing the speaking clock
24. Trying on pairs of shoes on the high street
25. Dialling 1471 to see who called while you were out