Connected, do we really need to be?

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Technology Monster

I was reading this article on how this new technology lets your watch and download videos from youtube.com even on your PS2. You can listen to and watch songs directly on your TV from youtube.com using your gaming console. Still doesn’t have the WOW factor in it? Do we agree?

So curiously searching for the wow factor I stumbled upon this amazing wrist watch, which synchronizes you to your outlook or any calendar you use. And downloads your appointments and sets the alarms for you. And I was like wow now that’s something neat. But the WOW factor was still missing, so I went online was looking through my emails and I stumbled upon a photo gallery invitation that a friend sent.

So the pictures were taken from his GPS enabled cell phone, which enabled you to GeoTag your pictures rather GeoTags your pictures for you. So when you upload the pictures to say Picasa , it maps everything on GoogleMaps and you can see every single picture and the route you’re followed and where every picture was taken. You click on it zooms in and you know the pin point location. In addition you can also view pictures from other people. At the same point on the map.

I was like wow, how informative and interesting is that? My Friends can actually know all the places I have been and with photo’s of me at that place. But well here’s the catch do I actually want that? Do I actually want to see videos all the time from the internet? Do I need to be reminded all the time what I had to do?  Or should I actually get off my lazy ass and actually think/work sometime.

After all that the next greatest invention that comes in my head. Is a amazing pot that tells me what I ate that makes my poo look green weighs it calculates what my ideal weight should be and tells me how to gets there. The next thing it does is calculate the average in my area make a statistic and tell me how marijuana is causing bad poo in my area. No No it doesn’t actually stop there. It makes a graph divides people into clusters and tells the marketing people, what sort of products should they be selling in the green poo area. And then I try to find the toilet paper which is nonexistent because the men’s room was never programmed to do that.

So here’s the deal, I don’t really want to know where you went ate. When did you sleep, why did the chicken cross the road and your highest score on crazy taxi. Nor am I really interested in how they assassinated the big fat ugly guy back in Vietnam and now how the soldiers who were involved in the mission are suffering.

I like my coffee dark and that’s how I like it and I like it since childhood just like that. Then I like to watch some Looney toons, go to work come back. Have a chat with mates and sleep. I don’t want to know all that, and nor do you want to know all that about me or my neighbors. So lets just keep our own poo in our own pants shall we?

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Fahim Akhter

Fahim is a product manager with over 10 years of experience currently working as product head at MONT5. He focuses on user centric centric design, especially on brand, user experience and revenue product challenges. Prior to joining MONT5, Fahim's has worn multiple hats during his career from game production to product development but the emphasis has always been on creating unparalleled user experience and to help startups to make complex products more engaging. He has worked on diversified portfolio of startups including games, apps, education and e-commerce with product reach of 10M users across the globe. Fahim is a computer science graduate from FAST Islamabad. He volunteers for education and mentors students and startups, to help them grow and drive innovation.

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