By Yassmine Zerrouki
By Yassmine Zerrouki
Morocco World News
Fez, February 25, 2012
Sometimes, it sounds weird to imagine how the world used to be when there was no technology at all. It seems even more difficult to realize that there was a time when communication tools such as mobile phones, computers, and internet didn’t exist. It is really so difficult to imagine that there was a time when such communication tools played no role in people’s life.
One might wonder how easy or difficult it used to be for people to communicate with each other. There was a time when people used very simple ways to communicate, in an era when there was no technology dominating the world.
Nowadays, the whole image is completely different, as technology has become a mode of life. Technology is now so omnipresent that it has become hard to ask how people can live and communicate without resorting to it. People, now, are very much used to speaking on the phone and going online for instance.
In this era, the internet, as one vital means of communication, plays a significant role in bringing people together. It has become a mode of life and part of many people’s daily activities. It is used for communication, education, business and for many other purposes to the extent that it has become indispensable.
I sometimes wonder how beautiful life used to be when there was no single technological tool of communication. I personally would have loved to make more efforts to live and benefit from every single minute of my life without using such advanced technology. I believe that when such means of communications had no existence, people used to care more about their relations with each other. Relations were more valuable and life was much more appreciated than they are nowadays. It is true that people must have faced some serious difficulties to reach and communicate with each other, yet, I can still think that it was enjoyable.
A call, for instance, wouldn’t have been somehow enough to check on a relative or a friend staying in hospital. A message wouldn’t have been somehow enough to wish a dear friend a happy birthday, or to even congratulate a relative for a great success.
It is true that the person turns out to be in real dilemma thinking about such a topic, yet, I still think that life used to be more beautiful and I wish I were born when means of communications were not as sophisticated as they are now.
Every one of us must have a certain point of view regarding the topic. As for me, and with all the advanced means of communication, nothing would replace my love for writing on paper with a blue pen rather than typing on the computer and printing out the text, though I sometimes find myself obliged to. The main idea behind me writing about such topic is that I love writing and receiving letters instead of using emails.