Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Superstition in Technology

What is the difference between belief and the superstition? Still, they cannot be differentiated. We are now in 21st century and moving rapidly with the help of information technology. But still human being has not left the superstitions…! Lot of times, I observed this in my day to day life.
It was said that, Indians are most superstitious in this world. It was true. But, science and technology has changed the minds of Indians. I saw the Indians are now making the use of science and technology to spread the superstitions. Now, it is also becoming one of the ways of spreading the superstitions in the society. I received many of the mails and the SMS from my friends which has proved it. One day I got a mail showing the photograph of a ‘maharaj’ and it was written below of that mail:

“Class 1 Officer of Indian government received this picture and called it 'junk mail', 8 days later her husband died. A man received this picture and immediately sent out copies...his surprise was winning the 10 crore rupees & promotion in job. Ratan received this picture, gave it to his secretary to make copies but they forgot to distribute: she lost her job and he lost his family. This picture is miraculous and sacred, don't forget to forward this within 1 days to at least 20 people. Do Not Forget to forward and you will receive a huge surprise!!”

I don’t know; who is benefited out of such type of mails. This mail I got from one of the person in my mail-list who is a rare sender of the mails. Those who know what is the meaning of this; can find the real meaning behind it. I did not forward such mails to others. One more mail I got from ‘a rare mailer’ showing picture of one of the Gods and the matter displayed below of it was:

“This is a true story, plz don't ignore. An officer has received 2 million dollars after sending it. Robert lost more than 2.1 millions for not sending and breaking this chain letter. Please send 20 copies and see what happens in 4 days. This chain letter comes from ‘Holy Place’ !! You will definitely receive some good news in 48 hours!!!”

I think the technologists have developed a new technique to force the people who are not sending mails to send the mails…! But this has made the internet users more superstitious. I saw that these mails are forwarded from and to many of the peoples. It was strange…! One of the mails was containing a GIF image and message was given:

“UNBELIEVABLE - this scared me
Once you send the message, press F6 and you will see what appear.... unbelievable but true......
Send this to at least 15 people , and then press F6 ; the name of the person you love will appear..”.

Here also I did not understand the motive behind such mails. This case is not regarding the mails only but it is continued in SMS also. The ‘rare SMS senders’ send such messages. Now, here the motive can be cleared. Because, the mobile service provider companies can definitely get some benefit out of it. This is because the superstitious minds of the people.
If you think that your friends are not mailing you or not sending SMS to you; just create a message like this and send to it. You will definitely get the reply of it. It’s really true. If you don’t believe… try it…

and if you want such 'interesting mails', you can mail me your mail address...

1 comment:

  1. hi,

    nothing can be changed by technology,
    forward these mails to me.