Technology and advancements in every field do improve life, but they also increase the pace of life at a rate that is beyond human brain bandwidth.
AI, automations, and bots are just the tip of it all.
The irony is that when the world is moving forward at such a rapid, one doesn’t have the option to slow down or not adapt.
– How many of us can afford to go without WhatsApp on our phones now? Reasons can be personal or professional.
– How many of us can afford not to adapt to the rapid pace at which AI is bringing changes to every aspect of work and life?
– How many of us can afford to go offline for a day or two unannounced?
– How many of us can afford to work chats, calls, and emails after so-called work hours?
– How many of us go on vacations for real?
24/7 connectivity and rapid pace of everything is leading to burnout, low level of happiness, and increasing rates of depression and anxiety.
Modern technology is often introduced as a “time saver” to get things done “faster,” which holds true, BTW.
But after saving all that time, what everyone does? Well, all try to do more, achieve more, making only the pace more rapid, saving no time in reality. And if they don’t do this, they will be left behind, becoming irrelevant.
So, the ultra reality is that no tool or technology saves any time. It just reduces the number of hours required to do a task at hand, and then as the world adapts to that, everyone is forced by the usual nature of how the world works to get more done, to do faster and faster.
Now, again, with all the advancements, life gets faster, more stress and depression, less time at hand, and less happiness.
The fundamentals of why technology is being invented are broken, given the real picture of the world as it is today.
So, all creators must rethink now the why and how their creations will actually impact the world.
Otherwise, we will all end up creating tools and tech that just make life faster but do no good to anyone when considered at net impact value.