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06/15/2009

Are you ready for the new Hi-Tech world?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jimy Shah @ 12:29 am

Few days back I discovered PING which allows you to tweet, write to a wall and scrap at the same time from a single interface. Isn’t that cool? The underlying point is that WE ARE ENTERING a gadget loaded, software stuffed and information inundated AGE. I call it The Hi-Tech Age. Newspapers, telephone directories, normal cell-phones, dial-up internet, bulky computers and CRT televisions are out on the other hand Kindle, Iphone, FiOS, NetBooks and Flat Panel LCD TVs are in.

I often find myself heavily dependent on the technology for most of my work. May it be communication via Emails or maintaining my To-Do list via Evernote or Facebook/Orkut to get updates on Friends life or Twitter and RSS feeds for news around the world, I am all dependent on technology. My colleague Abhi often reminds me of this by his famous quote ” Abe keetana dependent hai tu technology par, Nuclear war hogi to duniya 50 years peeche chali jayegi”.
I often just laugh it out, but I think he has a serious advice for me. But I find it almost impossible to do without my Gmail Calendars, Evernote, Iphone, Facebook, Delicious, blogs, 24-inch monitor, wireless keyboard and mouse. These things are so embedded into my life that I cannot think of a life without them. “I take your advice seriously Abhi, but it’s too late for me to turn my back to these extremely helpful and interesting stuffs.”

Once I started using Google Calendar and my Iphone, I have started remembering (at least my friends think so ;)) birthdays. Facebook and Orkut has enabled me to keep in touch with my old friends whom I might not have gotten chance to interact with. My RSS feeds keeps me informed about what is happening in the world and around me. My Iphone allows me to watch my favorite videos, play a game or two when I am lying on my bed. Evernote allows me to keep my tasks, ideas and things organized; it acts as an extra brain for me. No need to write any more CDs or DVDs as I can hook up my Iphone via USB cable to my car stereo system. Aren’t all these things amazing? How much work these things have taken off your shoulders? Or let me put it this way, how much extra work these new things allow you to do? It is a lot of help, you get extra time to work on stuffs that you really need to work on and for which the technology is not yet invented or at least not discovered by you.

 

Is this overdependence or just making the most of available resources? One another thing why I won’t like to give up these gadgets and software is not to be left out of this new boom. Recently Twitter was on the cover of TIME magazine. If this is not enough, let me tell you that a week back one billion Iphone apps were downloaded. All these facts make me believe that it is OK to be a part of this massive new crowd of tech-geeks and to make most use of these new emerging technologies. I still feel that there are many more new technologies out there which I have not explored and I am all exited to witness the future.

 

 

What do you feel about this new hi-tech world? Are you a part of this new upcoming world?

Do share the experience of reading this blog by leaving a comment to this post. It is the only way for me to improve.

Cheers,

-Jimy Shah

Live 2 Eat, don’t Eat 2 Live!

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8 Comments »

  1. Dude, i must leave a comment since u ev mentioned me (thanks a lot as well :))
    I guess I am just jealous of you that you are able to adopt a new technology real quickly…i just take my own sweet time trying to make sure i do not get unnecessarily entangled in new stuff which perhaps is not as useful as projected.
    there are always two sides of a coin 🙂
    keep writing…i enjoy reading your posts…hopefully, one day i will also enter the blogosphere

    Abhi…

    Comment by Abhi — 06/15/2009 @ 2:26 am | Reply

    • Thanks Abhi for your comments :). I hope to see that ‘one day’ very soon when we get a chance to witness your entry to this ever-expanding blogosphere.

      Comment by Jimy Shah — 06/15/2009 @ 2:52 pm | Reply

  2. Hi, Jimybahi! How’s u doing!
    After missing many chance, I have read first blog post of your blog.

    You know what, your convience power of any topic is all time best qulity you have!No wondering to know your secret about your excelent grip on technology useage. 🙂

    well, I am fully agreeed with your main idea of your post! Technology is such essentional part of our daily rutine, In my opinion you are really using technology up to it’s furthest potential.

    Keep it up!

    Comment by Sandeep — 06/15/2009 @ 2:34 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Sandeep. I am not sure if I am making the most out of available technology, but I definitely try to keep up with it as much as possible.

      Comment by Jimy Shah — 06/15/2009 @ 2:53 pm | Reply

  3. Hey dude,

    Nice blog. Frankly, if you are confused, I have a simple test for you which I have tried on 2-3 people. How do you like the idea of thermo-controlled all gadget suits as shown in sci-fi for real?

    Comment by Sandipan — 06/21/2009 @ 3:20 am | Reply

  4. I am looking forward to the day when we’ll have pop-up holographic gesture based human interfaces around us, IP enabled devices everywhere and convergence leading the way.
    On the other hand, on my last trip to Yosemite, I had no internet, no cell phone coverage and was totally isolated and disconnected.. as they say “one with the wild”.
    I realized that days and nights felt longer, I had more time for everybody… life felt different and maybe a bit better away from the constant emails/phone calls and web browsing.. of course the real-life “face”book is better than the web version in the order of magnitudes 🙂

    Well… a surge of contradictory thoughts…. :]

    Comment by Sandeep Sharma — 06/23/2009 @ 11:17 pm | Reply

    • Nice observation. Ccontrast is the key here… I think we need the new emerging technology but at the same time we also need to spend some time away from it to understand the real value of it and enjoy the natural life.

      Comment by Jimy Shah — 07/05/2009 @ 7:56 pm | Reply

    • Nice observation. Contrast is the key here. I think we need the new emerging technology at the same time we need to spend some time way from it to enjoy the natural side of life too.

      Comment by Jimy Shah — 07/05/2009 @ 7:57 pm | Reply


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