Changing Technology and New Ways of Leisure: A Critical Perspective

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 15:40
Oral Presentation
Javeed AHMAD, Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences(SKIMS), SRINAGAR, SOURA, TRUST HOSPITAL, India
Science and technology has revolutionized each and every sphere of human life. As a result of this, there is hardly any aspect of life that has remained immune to its impact. Its total impact is well reflected in the manner, the people make the use of multiple technological devices in spending their leisure time. The multiple ways in which people make use of technology in order to recuperate from the heavy work pressure may vary from listening to music, watching television, playing games on computer, chatting with friends on social networking sites to going gyms, playing sports or visiting amusement parks etc. Therefore, the dependency of modern day man on technology for spending their leisure is ascertained beyond any fact.

While there is no denying the fact that technology has remained an inevitable means of modern mans recreation, however, it has a negative side too. The negative impact of the technology is well reflected from the all-round adverse impacts of the excessive use of modern technological devices that range from physical fatigue, eye straining, staining social relations, pornography etc. The unjust use of technology, can, therefore, cause more lethal effects over recreation.

The, present paper, therefore, intends to discuss the leisure viz-a viz techonology and its impact on the social lives of the modern day man.