July 2, 2014

Interconnected World and the hassles they bring along!

Hi Guys,

A post after a long time. I think this is the first time, I haven’t written anything for more than month since I started blogging. Adjusting to the routine of office hours kept me busy for a few days and then FIFA World Cup kept me busy towards the later part. With the rest days ahead of Quarter Finals, I also get the time to update my blog.

Somehow randomly this thought struck me as to how interconnected today’s world is becoming. Everyday a new device or app is developed to improve the communications and interconnectivity. Last week, my brother joined WhatsApp and I thought that incident would never happen. As he says it has become a necessity. The last time, he was out of India, each message I sent him would cost me Rs. 5. Now, I can send messages at nearly zero cost through WhatsApp.

The options that are provided with technology is also increasing. It is very good for people who love technology and are quick graspers. But, for people who are late adaptors and find it difficult to adapt, it is a big issue. As my dad says earlier, there was a simple download option in Gmail. Now, since Google’s Drive is proving to be a good tool for cloud storage, Google has integrated it with Gmail attachments and it becomes difficult for him to comprehend what is happening as Gmail provides 3 different options.

With the increasing number of Apps and facilities in the Internet and Smartphones, managing things has in itself become a head ache. Often, some useless groups are created in WhatsApp and whether you like it or not, you have to bear all the nonsense communications happening there. The best thing WhatsApp introduced was the privacy settings of blocking the time you were last present.

With the increased number of Accounts, managing Passwords is also a big trouble. I have a constant fear of my accounts being hacked by someone or me forgetting my password for a very important account (which has happened quite often and ‘Forget Password’ helping me most of the times) After one of my mail IDs was hacked, I became very conscious about the complexity of passwords I set and it has led to lot of confusions and mix ups.

Every good has a bad in it and every bad has good in it. It applies particularly well in the field of Technology. As the interconnectivity and ease of communication increases, the troubles they create also increases. The rate of development is too quick and keeping track of the developments is a difficult task. No ones knows what the future holds. There might be better technologies and apps and then these apps would look silly.

There are two ways of looking at things. As few people say, ‘The world was a better place when Apples and Blackberries were just fruits’. The positive way of looking at it is the comfortness these technologies have brought it and make use of it in a proper way.

Happy Reading!