Originally posted by catwhoknows
I believe that electronics are bad.
People used to communicate face to face - now you often see people walking along together all locked into their phones.
Teenagers are so plugged into their electronics that their true meaning in life often goes by.
Families are not together because their kids are plugged in.
I believe that the further we go electronically, the further we fall apart.
It sounds like my grandma: " In the past everything was better"
I agree that social patterns and connections do have changed, as we are in a transition stage, it is not fully electronic or digital or fully
face-to-face, it is not clear to say it is good or wrong, it is just not the way you have experienced when developing your social process. As I also
have experienced the age before mobiles
, I sound kinda old, I see positive and negative in both ways. Positive for both to me is this; Good
friends are still good friends - no matter what.
And as a teenager when electronic communication was introduced, I can say I experienced both, I see some now only using their "electronics" purely
for "entertainment" not knowing what is going on in the world, only in their own realm. Well I cannot imagen that people to be intellectual when
they grew up without electronics. Just as some of them are using the electronics as a tool to gain knowledge about specific topics developing a healty
sense of credibility of sources and clearly to just think about it.
We just need to realize that the gathering of information had some radical changes. For this thesis I state that there is a topic. You, in general,
want to analyse and explore the topic. (I expect that you don't step blanc into a library and grap a book or just search on "something intresting"
on the net.
First you needed to read (theorist)books to get to a point and then explore the resources provided by the (theorist)books to expand your search. As
the internet you needed to check the sources and so read the (critic)books. To get on a topic you get a lot of information/knowledge about stuff you
don't need for your topic. (not a problem but it close to the topic and it takes time) It is intensive and it is worthy.
With the internet you are on Topic, several right to the point pages are provided, according you know how to search, it is something called
experience, from that you need to check the sources and the critics again etc. It takes less time but it is risky because you can get easily caught up
in a web of nonsense, but as an analist you should know. The most noticeable thing is that it is accesable at all times. Good, extended sources
oftenly provide links and sources of books etc.
The best way is to use both is my guess. Spend quality times with family and close-ones without electronics, read books in the shade with warm
wheater, but do stay in contact with distant friends and family, all the time you want. Do research your thoughts and discuss them with other
theorists of that specific topic at any moment. As in Real Life does Virtual Life have social groups that -Do-
care for eachother, after all
both lifes just are made up of humans with masks on