Earlier this week Legal and General posted an article discussing their take on modern technology. From the electric vacuum cleaner, the lawnmower, an automatic kettle to electric toothbrushes, we have a fascination with technological advancement, especially when it comes to simplifying our everyday needs.
So it got me thinking. What pieces of technology could I not live without?
Now I’m not one for ‘innovative technology’ per say. I’d rather read a book than a Kindle, I’ll wash my own pots to save money spent on a dishwasher, and I’d rather clean my own home than have a cleaning robot spinning around on the tile floors. But technology can improve our lives in many ways, and whether you have the money for fancy gadgets or you’re still using a Nokia phone that still has Snake, we all have some kind of tech that we couldn’t do without.
Here’s my top 3:
1. My Laptop
Whether your preference is in using a small smartphone, a medium-sized tablet, a slightly bigger laptop, or a huge desktop computer, most of us spend a large part of our days looking at some kind of screen. I carry my phone around with me everywhere out of habit, and aren’t quite used to having a tablet just yet as I constantly leave it lying around somewhere uncharged, but what I will take most joy out of is sitting on the sofa with my laptop on my knees. Screens are getting smaller and smaller, and whilst they fit as much into a phone as they can into a desktop these days, you can’t beat the feeling of going somewhere nice to sit, getting out your laptop, and typing at its keys for a few hours.
As a blogger it’s something I do on a regular basis, more or less. Opening my laptop up makes me feel like I’m actually doing something professional, whereas most people know you’re just playing Candy Crush if you’re sat on your phone for too long, and whilst most platforms don’t require a keyboard anymore, you can’t beat the sound of your fingers clicking away.
2. My Camera
Apple may have just invented a watch that can take a photography, but nothing will ever improve on the basic digital camera. Since the age of about 14 I’ve carried my camera everywhere. Lately, we rely on our phone cameras to take photos of our meals to upload onto Instagram, but if you’ve got somewhere special to go then your camera comes too. After all, what are memories without photographic proof?
3. My Slow Cooker
Whilst at university, those many years ago now, I was never able to cook a real meal. But since moving to a city and living with my partner, I love trying out new recipes. But it’s hard to make time for cooking when you work long days, which is why you need a slow cooker in your life. Stick some ingredients in it in the morning, switch it on, go to work for 9 hours, and when you come home your house will be smelling of a beautiful meal simmering away, ready for you to tuck in. Mine’s usually a curry, though you can practically make anything in them!