Until a few decades ago, life was simple and we thought :
Webs were for spiders,
Mouse was a rodent,
Windows were an opening in walls or vehicles.
Keyboards were for playing music,
Memory helped us retain stuff in the brain,
Chips were meant to be eaten,
Monitor would mind a class,
Boot was a shoe to be worn,
Bug was an insect,
Bite was small piece of food cut by our teeth,
Click was used for a click of a camera, and
Virus was an agent which we could not see through a naked eye.
Suddenly, there was a technology boom and all our little simple words, became tech savvy too…
From a simple life, we had to upgrade and hand over ourselves to the “little master”, who barged into every house, has changed the way we live life, and has modified our language and vocabulary to to suit it’s needs…
We have all become like spiders, spreading our tentacles on the world wide ‘web’,
We hold the mouse to scroll up and down the ‘monitor’, operating on ‘windows’
We communicate endlessly by typing on a ‘keyboard’,
A ‘virus’ has become a piece of code which can be detrimental to the system,
‘Clicks’ have migrated to right, left or ‘double clicks’,
And we ‘boot’ the system to put it in to a state of readiness.
As a result, I see and experience a lot of “brain drain” in me and my counterparts all over the world today. We have all emigrated, our highly trained memory to the “little master”, entrusting it to secretly store our all important protected data.
We constantly give it shots of memory upgrade to retain it’s speed and take a back up of the “hard drive”, fearing a crash.
And then we often wonder, gosh, why is our memory failing us? Are there any exercises, any medications to improve our fading memory ??