Do you know that an average person spends four years of his life looking down at his cell phone? Kind of ironic, these touch screens can make us lose touch. But there is no wonder that these world favourite Imac, Iphones, or Ipads and so many I’s, so many selfies are not enough, us’s and we’s are.
Technology has made us more selfish and separated than ever because while it claims to connect us, connection is getting no better. And let me express first Mr. Zuckerberg is not the one who need to be blamed but you should reclassify Facebook to what it is… “An Anti-Social Network”. Because while we may have a big friend list, so many of us are friend less, all alone because friendships are more broken on screens in phones. We sit in homes, on a computer, measuring self-worth by the number of followers and likes… ignoring those who love us, it seems we would rather write an angry post. Let me tell you, I asked a friend the other day, let’s meet up face to face and he said what time you want me to Skype? I responded with OMG! SRS and realized what about me! You do not have the patience to have conversations without abbreviations, this is the generation of Media Overstimulation. Chats have been reduced to snap chats, photos are shared on Instagram with a hash tag, the news is a hundred and forty characters and videos are of six seconds. Studies have shown that the attention span of an average adult today is one second lower than that of a goldfish.
So, if you wanted a few people who are aquatic animals who have dared to click off or close this article… Congratulations! But let me finish by saying you do have a choice, yes, but this one my friends we cannot auto correct, we must do it ourselves. Take control or be controlled, decide. I no longer want to spoil a precious moment by recording it with a phone… I’m just going to keep those moments alive inside me. I don’t want to take a picture of my meals anymore… I’m just going to eat them. I don’t want that new software or the new update and if I want to post an old photo, who says I must wait until Thursday? #Throw Back Thursdays?
I am so tired of performing in a pageantry of vanity and conformance accepted form of digital insanity. Call me crazy but I imagine a world where we smile when we have low batteries because that will make us one bar closer to “HUMANITY”.