ARE GADGETRIES MAKING YOUTHS SLAVE TO COSMETIC VALUES?
The invasion of gadgets in the lives of Generation X has turned them into moody and possessive creatures.Worse,it has confined them to the world of virtual realities,making them slaves of plastic values .No doubt these do help them to be in sync with times but not without taking toll on their nerves.Consider the way the Internet has become cause of sleepless nights for many parents or,for that matter,instant connectivity has helped youths to further increase the crime graph.The ever increasing cyber crimes have become cause of worry for the police officials.
There is not a single day when I do not get such messages” Hello ! My name is Jane.I saw your profile today.I am interested in you.I will send U my pic.Kindly send message on my personal e-mail id.” If that’s not the case there is always someone present to turn me into a beneficiary so that I can become an owner of some unclaimed huge sum of money !!
Just visit any cyber cafe.You will find people involved in meaningless chatting with the strangers.Most of them are in their teens.Probably ,they are not aware of the fact that it’s not that easy to form relationships in our times.It takes lots of real gestures to win a heart.The drama in cyber world can never be as powerful as one’s taking place in real life.
In retrospect,we still don’t have a mindset to use these technological incarnations in a constructive way.These scientific toys may add meaning in the lives of upper echelons of society but for a large section people these are of little importance .