Many different countries are known for their great architecture in order to provide the people with resources that we now have readily available to us. With Rome it was the Aqueduct and roads, in Mongolia it was the postal station adopted by Ghengis Khan. The military tactician curated a vast network across the empire in order to provide communication to foreign dignitaries or traveling officials. Now in 2020, we are able to have products manufactured in other countries to our doorstep in 24 hours. The postal systems have now adapted into trans-communication and technology has created a new process of keeping in touch such as email, direct messages, phone calls, and text messages.
New devices are created every year to match accessibility and adapt to our everyday lives. Apps such as Instagram, and Facebook help inform families and friends on what someone’s personal life might entail. And devices like the Apple Watch track your every move throughout your day. With so much information being consumed, where does it ever cap off as too much?
Eileen Browner is a mother of 2 daughters, also an employee at the DMV in Sacramento, this is her perspective on the subject.
“Technology is at the forefront of any great economy. We allow ourselves to fall into a certain autopilot way of thinking, the difference is in your accessibility to it and how to manage the responsibility,” Browner says.
“My daughter has an iPad and is only 10 years old, but we have discussed the good and bad of the internet, on top of that I have parental guidelines that the iPad follows so she doesn’t unintentionally find something I’m not comfortable discussing with her about. Especially with this epidemic happening there is so much information about COVID-19, how am I supposed to know what’s a reputable source and not?”