Wednesday, December 2, 2009


We are inundated with so much damn communication with everyone around us these days. Twitter. Facebook. Myspace. Text Messages. BBM. Blogs. Email. Gchat. AIM. Even if you don't use any of these modes, you still know they are out there, swarming around you.

All of this makes you forget how it used to be. The days where your only option was to call someone in order to talk to them. You literally just forget. Like I only vaguely recall those days, and they were only happening in the late 90s.

What's next? And, can we ever go back to the way it used to be? Not to say that I would want that, but would it even be possible? What is more personal and extrovertedly invasive than Twitter?? Can it get any worse? Are some of us (all of us?) going to be walking around all day long with cameras in front of our faces in 5-10 years?

Don't get me wrong, all of this technology is very exciting. But it is also very scary because you become dependent on it. When my iPhone runs out of batteries (because of my prolonged use all day), I get pissed off. If I do not have an electronic portal to the outside world at my fingertips, I am affected in a negative way. And I am sure you are too, whatever aforementioned mode you are addicted to.

What's also scary is the up-and-coming generation. My peers and I still remember the days where you had to scrounge around for a quarter to use the payphone. What are the current youths going to remember in 10 years time, debating which of their friends tweet to retweet or perhaps jailbreaking their phone to get even more crazy apps?

Maybe there will just be some sort of a colossal non-violent crash in a couple of years. When all the networks give out because of the over use. Oh wait, that happens every day if you are an AT&T user.

I guess what I am getting at is that it is useful to take the time to stop and reflect on how far technology has come, even in the past 5 years. Then, blog about it.

1 comment:

José said...

You're right. But, are you depressed?