It's come Thursday again and this week hasn't been a very thoughtful week at all considering I have spent the entire week busily making all of the little plushies that I could to send to all my friends around the globe. Some of them have already arrived safely while a few of them like the Byakuya above are still in my room waiting to be boxed and posted.
So this week I'm going to be diving into my little book of questions to find a topic to think about and go through.
001: Technology has become a part of us. Would you rather lose the use of all motorized vehicles, all telecommunication devices and computers, or one of your hands?
I had a look at this question a while ago and it's actually quite a hard decision. Originally I would have thought the answer would be quite easy but the more I thought about it, the more difficult it became for me to make a real choice. I think in the end I would rather lose the use of all motorized vehicles.
At the end of the day, I am happy to cycle, run and walk to all the places I need to go. Things are within distance for me that I could do this. I could cycle to work if I had to (although it would take some practice because it is quite a distance away) and I could walk to the local shopping centre to buy food. However, I work in a call centre so without any computers or telecom devices I would be out of work.
Not only that, so many of my friends are online and without these devices I would lose touch with so many people that I have grown to love over the past few years. There are so many bonds that have grown from online relationships that I don't know what I would do if I didn't have those people around. With a message on Facebook or Plurk or a post on Tumblr I can connect with certain people and for that I am very thankful.
Now, I guess some people would be okay with losing one of your hands. After all, you still have the other hand and technology is getting great at replacing limbs, right?
Well... ...without one of my hands I would have to re-learn how to crochet and making dolls is such a huge part of my life now, I don't know what I would do if I didn't have one of my hands, or my eyes. I am going to be making dolls for a very very long time.
I'd be interested in hearing what other people's thoughts on this question are. You don't realize what you have until it's gone and we take so much technology for granted these days!