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Ghanaians appear to be overly reliant on technology these days. I have no idea how things are in your society. When there is a blackout or when people visit to a village without power, it is one of the ideal times to understand what I am sharing today. It looks to be one of the most difficult times in one's life. Therefore in this circumstance, many individuals are unsure what to do till the power comes back.
The lack of power may also cause many objects in the house to spoil, particularly food in the refrigerator. Those who rely on an electric stove are unable to cook or use a microwave. If the scenario persists, many people's phones will die due to low battery.
I'm not just expressing this because I've formed my life around pursuing IT at university and rely entirely on technology and electricity. Every aspect of our lives in the world today is entirely dependent on technology. Consider health, education, economics, social, and other areas. Regardless of how you look at it, banking is entirely technological. Without technology and electricity, no resources of any type reach us.
The Ghanaian student or youth who is not working, studying, or using social media is most likely watching some kind of entertainment (TV, YouTube, Facebook, IG etc.). Restaurants and shops all across the planet depend on technology for payments when individuals purchase or sell products on the roadsides. Even today's automobiles depend entirely on electronics.
Cashiers at Ghanaian supermarkets and other public places now need a calculator to determine how much change to offer. People seem to have difficulty dealing with numbers in a local situation when there are no calculators to perform large sums. Technology has steered the world toward a cashless economy.
Technology reliance, on the other hand, extends to research, health, journalism, business forecasting, and pretty much everywhere decision making is necessary, including governance. According to all statistics, our reliance on technology has undoubtedly produced a generation eager to offer their humanity for pleasure.
Certainly, the world is becoming too dependent on technology, and we are already there. I don't see anything wrong with it, although other people are concerned about the usage of technology. Whatever we utilize technology for, we must be certain that it improves lives and makes us better. People spend their entire day on the internet in the name of social activities that benefit neither them nor others. Let us properly use technology to our advantage.