In this age of technology, are we today reduced to just numbers? We are our phone numbers to our contacts, a unique ID to the government, numbers in hospitals as we wait for our turn to see the doctor and numbers in correctional centres. Numbers, today, have become our identifications. It is necessary for our communication. Numbers are easy to code, easy to store and easy to process. It preserves uniqueness to a large extent.
But what does being a number do to the self? When we treat someone as a number, somewhere we end up de-humanizing them. We reduce them to an object, devoid of feelings and awareness. We treat them likewise. Does this make us less human, less empathetic and our businesses more fierce, more profit-oriented?
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