posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 02:24 AM
Despite our obvious and now subconscious dependability for technology (especially the internet) we are now in a new decade of endless possibilities.
Some of the older crowd finds this new love for technology sickening when our generation was grown in an internet world...
I look back before the internet entered my life... and i was a kid so it's hard to determine whether this theory is right or not... but I can't see
it being irrational and hope it at least provokes some serious thought.
The internet was everything humanity ever wanted... an adapter linking our urges, emotions, and thoughts privately and openly to the rest of the
world.. used for good, but with good comes evil... with knowledge comes truth and sometimes the truth is corrupting, and disgusting...
I remember as a teenager being fascinated by ------------------------- and it almost felt forbidden to log on there and see the pictures of dead bodies because at
the time we had never been exposed to such things at that young of an age. I remember i would secretly go on to ------------------------- and nervously anticipate an
image of the aftermath of a brutal murder because I knew i wasn't allowed to... and that feeling I would get could only be described as horrified and
sick to my stomach...
Does anyone feel that anymore? I know after 10 years of desensitizing my stomach is iron... thanks to the internet we're able to download pictures
and videos of murders, rapes, accidents, war, beheadings, etc, etc, etc...
maybe seeing things so young desensitized us all so much that we no longer feel anything... we KNOW whats wrong and even feel the anger or sadness
from seeing certain events.. but is it that pure feeling of emotion?
I'm sure a lot of people still feel full emotions, but perhaps some of us who over-did it were desensitized to the point of not caring about such
imagery... thanks to movies, music, news, and internet... violence is easy to watch even though our mind is telling us its not...
movies like hostel, saw, ect... does it seem like the sadistic snuff temptations of our deepest darkest human urges have been force-fed to a lot of
the world, perhaps inadvertently... but my question is... did seeing so much so young ruin our very innocence?
disorders like bipolar, depression, ect have increased drastically in the last 10 years, and i know these existed PRIOR to the internet, but could
this graphic exposure have helped strip the souls right from our humanity?
Sometimes I feel like we're so obsessed with things that don't matter... there is still good in this world, but when people are in real grinds...
will the good still be there? and if the good is only to improve ones personal image is it still good?
when I say soul... i do not mean in a religious way, but what makes us human... sure we're still human, but why is humanity seem to be getting
colder... and as computers connect the world, we, as individuals, seem to be lost from personal connection...
as we link to the world, we link it to ourselves... and we feel something is off... and its growing inside of us little by little and eventually it
will manifest into either depression or anxiety...
as we become spineless and paranoid of our surroundings, we will become too scared of our own judgement to trust it... and all that will be left are
hordes of zombie-like humans so robotic and brain dead they will find peace in complete isolation.
internet is our only key to stop it... yet it's cluttered and clogged with filth, corruption, and indecency. there's no answer, just discussion...
so feel free. thanks