Everything is changing every second. Nothing is constant.
Technology has made our daily lives more convenient, enabled better and faster communications and helped us to complete our tasks within a shorter period of time. But why do I feel that we have less and less time everyday?
With on the fly instant messaging, one expects instant replies. Strangely, this has resulted in the drop of quality communication. Quality has never been a substitute for quantity and breadth of conversation is different from depth. When we try to talk to more than one person at a time – face to face and another on the phone, do we remember contents from both threads? Do we have time for more in-depth discussion with one when we are having two conversations? Hardly possible.
Instant messaging has allowed us to keep in touch more easily. But how are we able to keep in contact with everyone whom we have met in our entire lives with the same duration of time we have each day? Impossible.
Do we really need to know every single detail in our friend’s lives to really understand them better? More does not equate to better. Do we need to have frequent updates even we might be repeating ourselves? Not at all.
There seems to be an unspoken pressure in the air for constant communication. On the surface, technology does look like the most powerful enabler in the 21st century. But why does it feel that a global time poverty phenomenon is slowly spreading across the continents?