going.zero.wasteWhat is the environmental toll of a Netflix binge? Non-stop Spotify streaming? Your Facebook habit? What about e-waste? I'm talking about technology on the blog today.
I think technology and some of the advancements we've made because of it are amazing. But, like most things in life I believe it should be approached with moderation and intention especially when it comes to entertainment. What do you think about technology in our world?
- firstname.lastname@example.org when I visit my parents, there is always a tv on. 99% of times it is news channel. There is really not that much going on in the world. For us, when we watch it is also news, but watch and off it goes. I do feel I overuse Facebook though. Something I will need to work on this year.
- email@example.com really great post.
- going.zero.waste@asimplefamily very, very true. I think there's a fine line to walk. As with most things in life. 😉 finding a balance between being happy, fulfilled, a functioning member of society and being conscious and sustainable. I think there's room for both. Just moderation. 😊
- going.zero.waste@sarahashleighcarlstrom that's commitment! Our electronics are through the roof. But, my boyfriend owns a recording studio.... sooooooo 😜
- firstname.lastname@example.org yeah. i don't even know why I do it. And why do I need to mindlessly scroll through Facebook and Insta while watching something? Why can't I be engaged? I had a Facebook I didn't use until I started blogging. So, it's like really strange for me. Justin and I both would leave our phones at home and never be on technology. But now that we've both entered into high tech fields everything has changed. Idk. It's all changed. I need to work on my intention this year too. Sorry for rambling. Just nice to chat. 😊
- theparkhouseIt's so interesting working in tech (and having a husband who works in tech), but also being an aspiring minimalist and zero waster. I feel like an imposter sometimes!
- mrsgoodness.nzWe don't watch tv at all here since my first child was born, and we don't miss it one bit! I wrote a blog post about it too: www.mrsgoodness.nz/living-without-television/
- jesswfromtexasSo thankful for things like Skype and FaceTime, since I have a sister who lives overseas. But yes, moderation is important. It's easy to stay locked in the house on a beautiful day because you can't put your phone down or pause your show. My 3 yr old gets to watch movies on the iPad on road trips and road trips only. Other than that, he plays outside. He's got so much energy! I don't know what he'd do with himself if I just sat him in front of a tv all day.
- email@example.com Yes! This is it. I have the same! I am at work and totally bored with a teleconference. I catch myself irritated that people chat so slowly and get to the point so slowly that I have time to scroll through the Facebook in between. I do 4 things at one time, otherwise I get bored with one thing. I think that on some level this stimulation input is developing additional brain connections and growing our minds but on some level will mean that the world will totally need to change. We have had this conversation with my husband some time ago. I do think it will (depending on what you look at or read on the web) grow the iQ levels. But those who spend this energy on watching shoes and cats will not, so the technology will make a gap again, this time based on consumer choices...
- going.zero.waste@theparkhouse 😂 I think they both can work together. We as humans need to spend less time staring at screens and tech industries need to look at using more renewable energy. I think both can exist in harmony we just need to think about it. 😊
- going.zero.waste@jesswfromtexas yes! Moderation is very key. I think we just need to find a happy medium. :)
- firstname.lastname@example.org you would love the book "are video games making us smarter." You should definitely see if your library has it!
- sentiersdimagesI think it's a huge problem and even more since we are becoming dependent of these techs while the natural resources for them are disappearing fast and can't be renewed. Plus there are the many problems it draws like electromagnetic fields that kill birds and create health issues for people (and that's just one example). The more tech we use for virtuality the less we know how to behave with our simplest tools (biological one or knowledge, simple mechanic tools etc).
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