Get out of virtual world in this Dashain

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Those were days when we used to fly kites, play cards and were so much excited to visit our relatives during Dashain.

Now, time has changed. We are addicted to technologies more. We hardly have time to visit our relatives during festivals. We don’t see many kites in the sky like in the past.

Nowadays, we expect more from technology and less from each other. The use of technology, mobile phones and the internet is subtly shattering the meaning of interaction and cutting us off from the world around us.

Now we don’t have time, we just call them or text. Even at home, we are hooked to the internet so much that we don’t have time for real conversation. Texting just offers the right amount of access not too close or too far.

It’s good for those people who enjoy the comfort of being in touch with many people and for whom they also keep at bay.

It’s like you have many flowers in your garden but you can touch and feel only few. In fact, technology and its excessive addiction is making us lonely. There is a saying that technology proposes itself as the architect of our intimacies.

As we are distributing ourselves, there is a risk that we may abandon ourselves. The real worth of talking to people face to face cannot be replaced by talking online. Real conversations and connections are the precious assets.

According to the Medium, virtual reality has taken the long road to mainstream adoption. While the technology was originally invented in the 1950s with a device called the Sensorama, it had a few other big moments in the ’80s and ’90s, when the rise of personal computing made it seem poised for mainstream release. (Anyone remember Sega VR?) Virtual reality as we know it, however, really only gained popularity in the past five or six years, thanks to the Oculus Rift. Palmer Luckey’s company would eventually make history by being the first Kickstarter campaign to result in a $2 billion buyout from one of the largest media companies in the world: Facebook.

Now we focus more on documenting experience rather than the experience itself. Experiences means an escape from our day-to-day lives. Dashain is the best time where most of the people get vacation. Instead of living in virtual world, lets celebrate it with family, lets travel, lets fly kites, play swings. This can provide brief respite from ordinary stresses.

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