"Is technology making people lazy?"

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Mr Shabir Momin, CEO, ZengaTV
Mr Shabir Momin, CEO, ZengaTV

Shabir Momin, CEO, ZengaTV

ZengaTV is one of the providers of TV services for Live TV channels, entertainment, reality shows and news content optimised for viewing on mobile and web screens. The company provides technology based on the type of the device and the kind of network it is utilising. The company’s Managing Director, Shabir Momin shares his likes and dislikes about technology with Weekend Life.

What gadgets do you use?

Well, most of the time I use my cell phone, either a BlackBerry or the Nokia Lumia. I have an infrared key board, glasses with 70MM TV projection, a wafer thin camera and many more such unique tech gadgets which I have been collecting for the last 19 years from all over the world. Oh, can't forget my Sony PlayStation 3, which takes about an hour of my time every night.

What is your latest gadget possession?

Well, the latest project I’m working on is that I am building something in the video space but it’s confidential as of now.

What is your dream machine? A custom made Ferrari with loads of additional technology.

What do you not like about technology?

I don’t like the fact that it’s a lengthy process to get an IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) to claim ownership over something. Also, I keep thinking all the time that technology is making people lazy and whether it’s being built in order to stay close to nature rather than spoiling it.

What apps or tools do you use personally and for what purpose?

BlackBerry for emails and BlackBerry Messenger. Nokia Lumia for internet access and games. Nokia N900 as a Linux server. And, finally ZengaTV for entertainment.

Biggest tech disaster according to you.

All the innovations that people have taken to such an extent that it has ended up harming the environment.

Biggest tech success according to you.

Artificial limbs and many other such tech innovations, which save life and help people with special needs.

One instance where technology solved your problem.

In today's world, I think almost everything is solved by technology. Whether it is a toaster or a car or phone or laptop or for that matter writing an email.

(As told to S Ronendra Singh)

(This article was published on August 16, 2012)
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