The world as we know it is in a state of flux. In fact, we have been experiencing a change in our thought process and behavior ever since the technology was embedded in our lives. From the time when the US introduced cellular phones for cars to the era when a smartphone is in every hand, we have come a long way when it comes to technological evolution. The technology improved and we were introduced to a whole line of smartphones running on Android and iOS (iPhone Operating System). Today, our lives are being directed by the world wide web and the applications we use on our smartphones. Gone are the days when we used to memorize landline telephone numbers of our relatives and friends. Today, our telephone contact list has replaced our hard work of memorizing digits. There was a time when we would understand the route of our destination. Today, Google Maps has eased our navigation. At times when going to a new place in the city, we just enter the coordinates and the Map guides us with ease. Years ago, we would learn the route on our way so as to not have difficulty going there for the second time. Technology has been our savior and it has – to some extent – taken away our freedom. We have become too dependent on technology. We used to plan meetups with friends during the pre-social media days. Now, we get to know about their activities through their Facebook status updates. During the lockdown, meetings are held through online video conferencing. This has taken away the last piece of real-world interaction we did have.Technology has been our savior and it has – to some extent – taken away our freedomTechnology may as well have taken away our need to remain physically active. We use food delivery apps to order food. We use e-commerce websites to buy products that are delivered at our doorstep. We buy a subscription to watch TV dramas online. We can also order vegetables and staple food items without the need to step out of our homes. This is an alarming situation. Maybe this is because the lockdown did not have a drastic impact on those who had been living an online life for so long. Students, especially the millennials, have been living in the online world throughout their childhood and teenage life. Freelancers, working remotely from home also know how to handle online life. Professionals working in multinational corporations or in national and regional organizations have been using video calls, Google Documents, and other online applications to complete their official activities. The age of technology as the one we are living today requires us to know how to use these applications. While they do have limited our mental processing, it has accentuated our productivity. Gone are the days when we would maintain a daily diary to write about the things we did. The calendars on our smartphones have replaced the need to have a diary. We can write about the tasks we did and the ones we are planning about. Adaptability, however, is the keyword here. We need to adapt to the change that is enveloping the world. Creating YouTube videos was once considered a tiresome and a challenging job. Today, even kids are uploading their videos that they have shot through a smartphone.However, here we need to create our own limit to how much we need to delve into technology. Spending entire days while working from home and using social media during our break times will make us too much involved in the virtual world. We need to disconnect every now and then. We need to take time off from our online world. We must bask under the sun, breathe in the fresh air, listen to birds singing, and experience nature. After all, humans too are a part of nature. Adapting to technology fuels our need to function in the academic and corporate world as students and professionals. Ignoring the nature around us will take away our sense of being human. We need to understand that life is around us and within us, and not behind the screens that we hold in our hands. The writer is an independent researcher, author and columnist.