posted on Jul, 7 2007 @ 10:07 AM
I have also thought about this subject. Very nice presentation!
This is one of the reasons I don't own an ipod, palm pilot or a blackberry or even a cell phone. I refuse to get any more "caught-up" in the
whirlwind that is instant communication than necessary. I don't even answer my phone. You wanna talk to me, you have to leave a message and then, I
It's amazing to me that people see a cell phone as a necessity. And I'm talking 12-year-olds. I see people in the grocery story all the time talking
away while they're shopping. Can't they stand to be with themselves long enough to shop? I wonder... Is all of life so boring that they must shove
every bit of activity into every minute that they possibly can?
I think it's a danger in that electronic communication is a distraction. People don't take time to sit and think or appreciate the silence or just
"be" with themselves. They don't have to think about who they are. They call their friends or play a game or surf the net.
While I do spend time on the computer, I make it a priority to do other, more important things before I sit down and veg out.
Overall, I see more negative to this age of instant communication than positive.
There's a pretty bad high-pitched squeal in your recording.
[edit on 7-7-2007 by Benevolent Heretic]