posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 12:58 PM
The question is: What do we lose and or gain by utilizing technology in this manner?
Also, if there is this affect, what is it on a grander scale?
Do we truly connect in the same manner through an electronic apparatus in comparison to looking at a person eye to eye?
Does a hug mean the same thing online as it does when you are heart to heart.
Can we synthesize the feeling in our minds?
Some would say "god" is the connectedness we experience with ourselves, others, and the world around us. It is no doubt that technology has enhanced
our connection to one another in some ways, IMO, but it has disconnected us in others.
I know for certain that I would not experience the ammount of differing personalites in the world that I have without the internet. Have I truly
experienced them though? Or better yet, at what level have I experienced them? Perhaps this is a quantity over quality question?
Great question Anxiety Disorder. It truly inspired some questions within me.
[edit on 1/31/2009 by eye open doors]