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“Technical Challenges”

Can you still remember simpler times before the smartphones invaded our everyday existence?Well, to be honest with you I barely can; even though it was only four years ago when I had got my first smartphone. Good memory Magda!

However, being back in Poland and not wanting to pay ridiculously high roaming fees I decided to borrow my dad’s old phone. And the old phone it was. Well, “old” by today’s standards, meaning it was not a smartphone. As a result, I was clueless about it, and my mind went blank. I wasn’t sure how to end the phone call, how to text people and how to switch off my phone if I needed too. It took me a couple of days to adjust and a lot of asking around “how to do…” but I finally did crack the basics; mind you only the basics.

This experience got me thinking whether we, the society within a brief period of time managed to complicate our daily activities to the point of not being able to operate correctly when pushed a few years back on a technological axis?

What happened to that knowledge? Is it gone completely or just stored somewhere inside our brains waiting to be dusted off?

What do you think? How do you feel about swapping simplicity with technically advanced gadgets?

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Magda Olchawska is an award-winning independent filmmaker, writer and screenwriter. She writes not only about making films and writing but also about financially independent and sustainable lifestyle. Her current projects include Ecotopia Universe and School Runs.

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