6 Things Still Preferred in the Real World Rather than Digital
The digital technologies have changed the way we do many things in our lives, from texting to reading news to finding information and riding our cars. There are many advantages of living life the digital way and some of the new technologies have actually helped us improve our lifestyle and made things a lot easier for us.
However, even in the digital world of today, there are some things we still prefer analog and that too for some good reasons. We are overwhelmed by technology that has invaded almost every aspect of our lives, and this may be one of the major reasons we want some of the things we love to remain analog.
We need real things to touch and feel to preserve some of our human nature. Maybe it’s because we like to have 100% control on some actions or maybe it’s because we resist change and cannot imagine a fully digitized world. Whatever the reason is, there are things you still prefer to manage analog in the digital world of 2018 and here are a few of them.
The old classic diary hasn’t died even in 2018. Even though it’s an old concept that could have been easily replaced by the new technology, many people still prefer a classic diary over a digital one. Why? The diary is an intimate experience we can have on our own and a computer, laptop or smartphone could never replace the feeling of writing down your most intimate thoughts and deepest emotions. One reason could be that we do not trust the digital technologies enough to share private aspects of our lives with them or maybe we do not want these to go beyond the written paper. Whatever the reason may be, the diary remains a favorite analog product that probably has a long life ahead of it.
Music is that one art we cannot imagine to live without. We feel through music and it has the power to shift moods, to give energy, and to make us aware of the world. The true experience of music is not digital, even though the technology has helped us access music easier and discover more songs than we could have imagined in the past.
However, for people looking for a truly soulful experience, the vinyl records remain an analog product that will never die. The true sounds of music and the emotions shared by the singer actually lay in the vinyl records. The soul of music will remain analog. The proof for that is vinyl making a comeback in the last few years, which shows people are willing to go back to the roots and appreciate history of music for what it really is.
3 Schedule planners
No matter how efficient a digital schedule planner may be, many people doing business today still prefer the classic schedule planners. There are various reasons for this preference, one being the feeling of total control over your time or the certainty that you will not lose all your data if something goes wrong with your device. Many times, technology fails us and we can lose important data in a second if the laptop breaks down or the internet connection fails or if any of the device’s components start malfunctioning. An analog schedule planner will keep all your precious information safe and you will be able to compare data from various days, especially if you are using it to monitor your diet or if you are looking to reach an objective you have set for yourself.
4 Film photography
Film photography is one of the physical things we still hold on to because it makes us feel we are part of history. The digital revolution has helped us manage to create thousands of tools to improve our photography skills and stock hundreds of pictures on a single device. However, some people still prefer film photography because it gives meaning to moments instead of creating superficial, artificial photos to use exclusively on digital platforms such as social media. Film photography has an emotion attached to it and it resists over time. The nostalgic photographers who crave the emotion a photo can create still use this technique to create art. The film photography has made a comeback in the past years and it seems that is currently trending as well.
Many people predicted that books will soon see an ending when the internet appeared. However, 20 and something years later, books are still thriving and it is predicted that the future will not mean the end of books. Many publishers tried to transform the classic book into its digital version, the e-book, but did not see a tremendous success as expected. It seems that, when it comes to books, people still prefer the analog version and have ditched the digital one. Why is that? It may be because the feeling of reading a book is strongly associated with holding the object into your hands. Maybe because the book, as we know it, is the perfect object we can hold and this form will never die. Maybe we are just nostalgic or maybe we prefer written information as we can better digest it. No matter what the reason may be, books in the form we know them will not disappear soon and will definitely resist as time passes by.
6 Board games
The industry of gaming is making millions of dollars every year and is thriving more than ever. Everybody loves games to some extent, but some people still go for board games more than the electronic games. It’s true that strategy games, such as League of Legends or World of Warcraft, have millions of fans worldwide and that arcade games have taken over the internet. However, the analog version of games, i.e. the board games, hasn’t died in the digital age yet. Many people, especially Millennials and previous generations, prefer board games for the social component they have.
So, these are the top 6 things that we still prefer analog in the digital world of 2018. There are obvious reasons behind the preference given to each of these analog things and we may see the trend continue the same way in future as well.
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