Do you belong in this day and age? Do you feel comfortable being a citizen of the 21st-century? If you do, explain why — and if you don’t, when in human history would you rather be?
That’s why I belong to the 21st Century. I used to feel much more at home here because of my aversion to hard work by which I mean physical labour. But things have changed in the last 2 years. I’ve had the privilege of working in construction. In order of priority as defined by my job description – administration, logistics, labouring.
It’s the third of those priorities that has made me feel less comfortable as a citizen of this century – even though some of the tools represent cutting edge technology.
But the bulk of my job – I can’t do without 21st century technology. I don’t know how to get places without GPS technology and specially designed mobile apps. I wouldn’t know how to pay for most things related to my job without the internet or without a credit card built on 21st century banking software.
Part of my job involves managing the company website and associated social media. I couldn’t do that without 21st century technology.
Then I go home. Facebook (not that I’m not using it at work); Netflix, youtube, Spotify.
I’ve went without internet once. I felt quite lost. I didn’t know how to be a consumer in a world without the internet.