The new Digital era
Welcome to the new life, as we know it. The days of eating dinner as a family, talking about how our day went is long gone. Now families eat on the go and speak to each other by cell phone or text messaging. Are we losing the face to face conversations, will we end up like the Disney movie Wall-E and hide behind a computer screen with avatars to represent what we want to look like. Even though, a lot has changed with technology we need to come back to reality and realize that all the digital gadgets are not here to run our lives. Like texting to a friend right next to you, come on are we getting that lazy to talk? Even though, the digital revolution has changed the way we live our lives. However, are we willing to fully change and accept it?
Here, Alison Gopnik states in “Diagnosing the digital revolution: why it’s so hard to tell whether it’s really changed us: Some technologies really have reshaped our lives, minds, and societies.” (Gopnik 41) At my age when growing up cellphones were not even a thought. GPS was some high tech gadget the government was developing, and movies took over a year or two to reach VHS. Now today cellphones are in everyone’s pocket or hand of every age group. GPS now comes built into our phones while movies are on demand and in our pockets before we now it. How about TV’s over twenty years ago we had to push a button on a box to get those extra few channels to now 60” wide by 1” think LED smart TV’s with Wi-Fi and internet mounted to our walls. Who need to buy a newspaper anymore turn on the TV and browse the net for updates or like me have your phone tell you the weather and current news event as you wake up.
Yesterday we had parties, meetings, and just plain went out to meet people. However today we sit behind a keyboard and screen then pretend to act how we are afraid to act in the real world. It is a lot easier to make someone think you are someone different then you are when he or she are not looking...
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