the word of mouth, but by keystrokes. All our realities are becoming virtual.
There is no getting away from this relentless onslaught. Besides, should we try to
do so, we do it at our own peril. The more we struggle to fight the inevitable, the
less prepared we become to cope with the changes. When eventually we realise it is
really futile to ignore it, we may have already missed the train.
On the other side of the coin though, the future could be quite bright. If only,
we learn to milk this unstoppable process for our own benefit.
More and more technology is imposing itself on all aspects of our personal, social,
educational and business life.
In the epoch of IT based communications, electronic highways are ever increasingly
creeping into the very fabric of our existence. Not a day goes by without us being
sucked into the whirlpool of this ever advancing phenomenon. Computers of endless
descriptions, mind boggling tunnels of the Internet, constantly upgraded mobile phones
and daily materialising electronic gadgets are becoming bread and butter necessities,
appendages of daily life. PCs bought with hard earned savings are becoming too slow,
obsolete even before we can master their use. Some of us are changing their mobile
phones faster than their socks. How many of us have bought electronic gadgets that
haven’t even seen the light of day yet? We are becoming enslaved by the remote controls.
Even our passions, family life is turning mechanical. We no longer express our feelings
for our loved ones through