Are we moving into an age where we destroy the world to create an artificial reality?
Why are people so disconnected with reality? People do not even know how to or just refuse to plant a garden nowadays.
Why are people so eager to move away from what I call normal reality.
Sadly people might say I am not normal. Are we really moving into a mimicry age? An age where we destroy the world to create artificial reality?
Why is there a disconnect between the people and the powers? Why will one person say that the goal is not to replace men with machines when the powers admit that is the case? Is this simply fear?
Technology is an amazing thing, but it comes with its prices. Many of us are now more interested in maintaining a witty and up-to-date facebook, instagram, or twitter page than engaging in actual activities. Also, I'm an avid fan of video games and movies, but occasionally you'll find a person who entirely replaces social interaction with virtual friends and escapement. As you say, it's easier to rely on the comfort of technology, rather than face the fears of the world.
I don't think we're doomed or anything, but we should work on living our lives, not just fantasizing and documenting them.
It seems to me that our biggest challenge is world population. This planet could probably comfortably support 2 billion, we have 7 and it growing like mad. Most people live in 'escapism mode.' They're into television, social media and the like. Few people in the so-called 'advanced' nations spend much time in the Natural World. It's either sleeping, commuting, and TV, with a bit of sport thrown in. At least, that's my take on it.
It's pretty hard to ' take a stroll in the country, or along the beach or by the river when you live in a mega-tropolis of 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 or more million people.
Yes, we've created so much 'artificial reality' that it's getting to the stage that the only way to witness 'the great outdoors' is to watch a travel documentary.
I think there's more to reality than planting a garden but I get your point! In some respects we're way too hooked on high tech stuff and potentially it's starting to turn many of us in the west a bit weird, alienating us, undermining our social skills and feel of community. I'd like to see the world slow down - why do we need so much of everything when only a few things will do to make us happy? - and for us humans to re-connect again, somehow.
But since the beginning of the industrial revolution we've been moving away from the roots of our being..the soil..and turning to machines. Social movements, revolutions, wars and political judgements notwithstanding, this advance so called has built up its own momentum - science rides the tides of everything we do - for good or bad - and some people are becoming disconnected it is true.
From the games addict to the techno freak, from the paranoid politician demanding secret intelligence to the corporate CEOs creating virtual worlds for all, the high tech mindset is here to stay. Thankfully, most of us still have enough grip on the real world to cope, and even thrive, but there will come a day when, in a brave new world, many day to day things are carried out by robots and other forms of artifical intelligence. That's way off in the future.
For now we strive to get the balance right. The digital world is moving way too fast for people like me - a boomer - with the internet zooming ahead of the law, always dangerous, and job markets shifting like never before.
Sadly yes, although this is not true for everyone. Majority of the people are living in a plastic world, far away from reality. They don't realize that 'living it real' is the beat way to pursue life.
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