We, human beings, are no stranger to augmenting our lives using tools from our surroundings. Evolution didn’t bless us with the agility of a tiger or the strength of an elephant, but it did enable us to improvise from our surroundings. We were always good at that, since the time of early men.
Be it using fire to make our food palatable, or using tree logs as wheels for transporting heavy objects, we have always tried to simplify and better our lives using technology. Otherwise, what chance we stood against mega-predators of the stone-age era? We would have long perished.
Given our propensity to use technology for our advantage it’s not surprising how quickly we are adopting smart devices in our lives.
With many personal and intimate benefits, smart-devices promises to change human life in ways unimaginable before. The impact of these devices as significant as that of Industrial revolution of the nineties and the Internet revolution of the first decade of this millennium. Given this, it would not be wrong to say that these devices are going to become indispensable to us. Why?
The first reason is well-being.
The first and foremost drive of any life is its safety. Its own well being. We are programmed to run away from danger. Years of evolution have ingrained this in our DNA. In the age of early-men, threats were explicit. If there was a predator around you, run as fast as you can. If a storm was breaking out, remain in the cave. It was a live-or-die situation, still, things were clear.
But in the modern-day life, threats to our well-being are not that explicit. Hidden behind the veil of luxury and comfort, we often overlook the dangers to our well-beings.
We continue to sit for hours every day in the office not realizing how we are damaging our spine. We keep on our sedentary lifestyle not caring how much we are getting prone to life-threatening diseases. Every extra packet of chips we eat, every bottle of carbonated beverage we consume, we are risking ourselves to many threatening diseases.
It is here that Smart Wearables like fitness bands come to help.
They monitor our body stats like heart-rate, calories burnt in real-time and motivate us to walk that extra mile to meet the target. I have personally seen this in my office. Those of us who have a fitness band, would skip the elevator and climb two flights of stairs to ensure that they meet their daily step-count target. And many times, when I get a reminder on my smart-watch about sitting too long at my desk, I would take a walk down the floor to relax my body.
Like a personal-doctor, these devices keep a tab on our health, giving us flags for any deviations.
The second reason for the wide-adoption of smart devices is how much they can simplify our lives.
Conservation of energy is the second drive of any species. And smart home assistants are allowing human beings to take life simplification to the next level.
With the advent of Smart Home assistants, a #SmartHomeRevolution has also entered our households. Google Home takes on automating mundane tasks to the next level. With a simple voice command, you can control the Smart Lights in your house, control television and speaker, play music of your liking, order groceries and more. It’s like a personal butler at your house. And it does not provide just convenience. It also helps us optimising electricity consumption.
The smart revolution is the natural progression of humans towards using technology to simplify our lives. There was a time when we needed big industrial photocopying machines to print even a simple document. Now millions of people do that every day with a click of the button.
The same thing Smart Wearables are bringing in health – eliminating the dependence on medical professionals to keep a tab on our health. Similarly, Smart Home assistant enable us to delegate mundane tasks to technology and focus on what matters, simplifying our lives.
I have personally benefitted from these two – Google Home, and MI Fitness Band. You can check out These devices help us to focus on what matters, a healthy and simplified living. Much needed in today’s life when we have endless things on our to-do lists.