Sometimes when you look at technology, it’s good to think about how it can add to your life regarding fun and engagement with the world around you. Yes, there’s a lot of technology that is centered around business or processing or advancements in medicine or automotive technology. But, there’s also a lot of technology out there that is geared toward active entertainment.
Think of a few examples that have recently come out. You can buy self-balancing scooters that are enjoyable for the whole family. People who used to enjoy skateboarding but want to do it without all the pushing uphill now have electric skateboards to choose from. There are powered bikes help you enjoy your rides around town more. And then there are augmented reality applications for your mobile devices that suggest to you that engaging with your outside environment is a fun experience.
If you haven’t seen anyone on a self-balancing scooter yet, you are probably in the minority. They’ve been very popular for a few years, and it was technology that drove their acceptance into the mainstream. Self-balancing technology has been around for a while, but it was only used on devices that were quite expensive or used for professional reasons. Now, the new scooters are geared much more towards having fun on them, and the prices have come down significantly as well.
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The feeling of being on a skateboard is very freeing. However, not everyone is fully prepared to do all of the pushing that is required to get the board moving. Thankfully, technology and some creative production efforts have brought electric skateboards into mainstream consciousness. With a remote controller in your hand, you can now enjoy all the best aspects of skateboarding without the aches and pains associated with having to push all the time.
Bike rides or a lot of fun. Bike rides up and down hills can be less fun. But, if you look into powered bikes, you get the best of all worlds. You can enjoy the freedom and exercise associated with some work, but then you can also trigger the motor to kick him when you’re going uphill or when you want just to do some cruising.
Augmented Reality Applications
Technology has also brought about augmented reality in the last few years. On your mobile devices, you can look at the screen and see the outside world as you never have before. It can add characters, shapes, or even gameplay options to the world around you. The more you engage with these sorts of augmented reality programs, the more you’re engaging with the real world around you as well. Finding a right balance of entertainment and activity is key to living a satisfying life.