I saw something on the internet that made me think, If i were stranded on a deserted island, what all would i need?
For one, i would need a laptop. with an internet connection. Oh, and i forgot that i will need a charger for the laptop. So give me electricity as well. If i were writing this article 30 years in the past, i would have said a food supply. A fresh supply of water would also have been a priority. Now its all gadgets that come to mind. My i-pod is more valuable than a bottle of water. As far as our mentalities are concerned, its ‘atleast i have my pirated music collection with me even if I’ll probably die of thirst in a few weeks’.
So, what all are the real necessities of a man’s life? its laptops,i-pods,internet, laptop cover (that’s right, you want to cover your laptop from extreme heat or cold before covering yourself),facebook etc.
So when does self preservation really kick in? At what point do we decide that we are worth more than our gadgets? No one really knows, do they?
It matters from person to person. Generally older people choose themselves over their gadgets. This is not due to the myth that people get more mature as they age. This is purely based on the fact that there weren’t that many gadgets when these people were kids, and they know how to survive without them. So are we all going to destroy the future of our species by overly relying on what the smartest of our kind have created? Who am i to tell. Google it!