Humanizing technology

By Alba Torres, member of the Baud team.

Yes, technology is dehumanizing us.

Children who do not go out to play in the street, meetings with friends in which nobody speaks, events in which we only worry about taking the best photo, people who live next to a screen ...

But in just a matter of a few days, our relationship with technology and how we use it has radically changed.

We continue to use it as an individual work and leisure tool, but today, we have also transformed it into something else, we have mastered it to put it at our service, we have turned it into something warm and close.

And we, the people, have done it.

Technology has become the kiss you give your mother, the hug from your brother and the long talks you have with your father. It has become the hangouts to have a beer with friends, in the morning coffee with co-workers.

Because today, a phone call makes you feel close to your loved ones and fills you with energy again.

For this reason, technology these days is more human than ever, because we have humanized it, and we need to keep it that way. Because, as Arthur C. Clarke said: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic."

Let's continue using technology so that, even though we are far away, we feel very close.

Image by Brooke Cagle.