Thursday, August 30, 2007

Technology with Friends

Since this is a space for free writing, I am going to talk about how I used technology to have fun with friends. My closest friends are all in different locations. I have one friend who is at home (suburbs of Chicago), a friend at ISU, and a friend at Purdue. Through a computer program called Hamachi, we are able to all connect on an invisible network which allows us to play games with each other. At home, we used to just go to a friend's house and all connect to that network and play hours of games. Now, since we are all in different places, it is a little more difficult. So now, we all connect to each other using Hamachi and Skype (a program that lets us talk to each other through blue tooth or headphones) and this lets us play like we did at home. It is one of our ways we try to keep in touch even though we are all busy at our own places.

I think technology has come so far. I remember before we had cell phones and aim and even before wireless internet. We all had to use the house phone, walk down the street, or even use dial-up internet to get ahold of each other. Sometimes I am a little worried that as a society we depend too much on technology. I mean, I know that when we are without a cell phone or internet for a few days we all begin to panic. I guess I am just worried what will happen if one day we don't have these technologies for awhile. I definitely think technology is important and should be used as a tool for our generation and generations to come, however, I think we also need to take it in strides and not completely forget about life without technology.