A small story on digitalization

I had spent an hour in the bank with my dad, as he had to transfer some money. I couldn't resist myself & asked:

Dad, why don't we activate your internet banking?

''Why would I do that?'' He asked, ''Well, then you wont have to spend an hour here for things like transfer.

You can even do your shopping online. Everything will be so easy!

I was so excited about initiating him into the world of Net banking.

He asked, If I do that, I wont have to step out of the house?

''Yes, yes''! I said. I told him how even grocery can be delivered at door now and how amazon delivers everything!

His answer left me tongue-tied.

He said ''Since I entered this bank today, I have met four of my friends, I have chatted a while with the staff who know me very well by now.

Two years back I got sick, The store owner from whom I buy fruits, came to see me and sat by my bedside and cried.

When u r Mom fell down few days back while on her morning walk. Our local grocer saw her and immediately got his car to rush her home as he knows where I live.

Would I have that 'human' touch if everything became online?

I like to know the person that I'm dealing with and not just the 'seller'. It creates bonds. Relationships.

Does "online" deliver all this as well?

Technology isn't life #BeHuman

For those who are not getting the context, this things happen in India. It is truth not a fact.

  • 42
    Never understood why people have to have their groceries delivered to them. Seems so unnecessary.
  • 40
    "It is truth not a fact"
    ... what? As you've used them, they have an identical meaning.
  • 5
    @Root "Truth is an instance of quoting one or many of the facts while describing or discussing the subject. The difference between truth and factis that fact is something that cannot be combated with reasoning, for it is logic itself. But truth is something which depends on a person's perspective and experience."
  • 1
    @MrNielsen You need that extra human in your daily life. Too much of Machine has engulfed us, which has lead to avoid neighbors talking to each other, friends deprived to meet.
  • 5
    @jhh2450 Easy: when it's 40c+ outside, I don't want to drive anywhere.
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    His argument perceived as wisdom is weak, because:
    1) He is talking about his own social preferences, something that is meaningful and enjoyable for him doesn't mean it's for everybody else.
    2) Casualties that turns out to end well because there was someone else that aided as proof of validity of his points is meaningless, because you can't really control them, you're only lucky if they end well.

    Imo, preferences and luck aren't arguments from which perceive wisdom, or, at least, they are weak 🤔
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    @jhh2450 I mean, Pantry delivers groceries for close to nothing here. And not having to leave the house is convenient. Finally, on top of that, at least someone else lifts the ten kilograms of wheat flour to the second floor.

    Only kidding on the last one.
  • 2
    Getting utilities online is a service provided to you. It is economical, easy, time saving hence efficient. But that does not mean it has no disadvantages if you lean on to use them for every single situation in your life.
    Lack of social interaction is a disadvantage in this case which may be weird to hear because social interaction is not thought of to be endangered when you are interacting with people on so many platforms on regular basis. But still that human touch in your day to day life matters.
    Casualties often tend to end well when you have someone to help you or someone to care for you. This is common sense and I've seen many instances where people other than family members come in support for you or to help you when you are alone or in distress
    These people also include those which you interact with and you support their lives by purchasing from them. This is not luck, if you care and help others they will do the same.
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    Having grocery ordered online and not having to carry heavy bag helped me fix my broken spine.

    I live abroad and the only way I have to pay my bill in a language that I understand I by Google translate the online page.

    Bank, post-office, health care. Everywhere I go in person people avoid to comunicate with me because I don't speak the local language.

    Without online service I would be cut off and have to spend a great deal of effort / time leaving me with zero time to spend with family and friends.

    Your truth is just contextual to your / your dad reality.
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    @harshmandalgi 🤔 I was more generic on casualties, it's always luck when someone else *see* or *hear* you being in trouble
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    @donnico sorry for your spinal. And yea what you are saying is right. But the context is all together different.
    What you had a serious pain in spinal and you are lying on the road, you do not receive any help as no one knows you. And people passing by have their own stuff to do, but one of person passes by whose you are a customer will surely help you.
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    @vattytrivedi yeah maybe if it happened in my hometown, where everybody knows me and my family, but in a huge city I think it would be more luck if somebody would. At least this is my experience in European countries

    By the way if my comment sounded harsh I apologise, I reread it and I tought it could be read as harsh.
  • 0
    @donnico That sounds great.
    And it's ok, i am not offended. So you can consider it was not harsh.
  • 0
    this is quora type answer
  • 0
    @chowdercake yea you can consider it the quora type.
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    So many people on so many different platform have the exact same story.

    That old dad must be moving from town to town and screwing up a lot of females. And then moving into the future taking all these kids, from all these different females to banks.

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    @vattytrivedi a fact can be also made of more facts, all facts are truth but not all truth is fact.

    Funny how shit works
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