"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots" -Albert Einstein
In an age of live streaming, twitter and reports on fashion shows being posted quicker than an outfit change, venturing out of the house and actually doing stuff seems like a dying pastime. This year we saw a new era of fashion and technology, the Topshop Unique show meant that we were not only able to live stream the show but a click of a button meant that we were able to photograph our favourite looks from the runway and share the pictures with friends/followers etc. The idea is genius and I couldn't help but stare with gaping astonishment when my first was snapped as Cara Delevigne walked down the runway-I owned a picture of Cara Delevigne, I was situated about 100 miles away from her and she hadn't yet left the runway?! As innovative and exciting as this idea is, I couldn't help but ponder over the question-what will be next new idea that will result in me spending even more time in front of a computer, how many more social media sites need to be introduced before I am transformed into a complete hermit?
This brings me to my next point. A few weeks ago, newspaper reports informed us that due to the high-tech world we live in, children by the age of 7 would have spent an entire year (on average) living in front of a screen. This report prompted me to rethink my lifestyle, I have to sheepishly admit, my communication with the outside world scarcely exists during weekends. I live such busy weekdays, it becomes scarily easy to slip into a routine of doing very little during my time off and instead I divert myself with reading, writing or occupation of any kind that will serve to keep me amused throughout the day. This realisation-added to the news report-has influenced me to make a conscious habit of getting out of the house more, so a few weeks ago, at the height of fashion week, I headed out to London. I may not have had tickets to any shows but I took an interest in the pop-up shops that were set up to coincide with said event, I appreciated the street style as opposed to scrolling through pictures on a screen and at the very least I got some fresh air into my lungs, even if it was murky London air.