I’m sure almost everyone reading this article has used a food delivery app at some point in their life. Possibly you are even waiting for your food to arrive while you are reading this article! But how have these hyper-convenient apps changed the way we eat our meals? As the world becomes more and more technologically focused, we move away from manual ways of doing tasks, for example, word processing instead of handwriting, washing machines instead of washing by hand, etc. These tasks, which used to take so much time out of our day and were a nuisance, are now completed in half the time by a machine.
When it comes to food, however, the culture surrounding meal times has changed. While washing clothes is a chore, cooking and sharing food with friends and family is a labor of love. It encourages discussion, sometimes arguments, but always brings us closer together. This time is very important for us to talk about our day, our achievements, and also our problems and get advice from our peers. With the rise of food delivery apps, are we moving away from this kind of family interaction by making our meal times quick and disposable? What do you think?
By: William Hopkins, Operations Manager for i-Learn