I have been invited to speak at a local forum about the impact of technology on society. I am very excited about this because speaking at a conference has been on my bucket list for quite some time. I was asked to speak at a social media conference earlier this year and I demurred, not because I was afraid (alright, I was a little bit afraid) but mainly because I didn’t feel that my organisation had evolved to the point where I would be able to talk about our success.
The invitation to speak at a local forum came about through one of my dear friends who is very active in the community and to be honest, I was thrilled to be asked to speak. When we discussed what I would talk about, I was surprised to find that she expected me to talk about the negative effects of technology on social relationships, literacy and the mental health. I am only too aware that being over-connected to a screen can interrupt relationships and lead to social isolation, but equally, technology can let you connect with your children, your grandchildren and people who share your interests. It can be a wonderful or terrible thing, depending how you approach it.
So I’m about to do something a little bit scary and I wondered what was on your bucket list? Is there something you would really like to do and just need a little push? It would be lovely if you wanted to share your thoughts.