For a couple of months now, maybe even a year or more, I've been struggling with some complicated feelings; a mixture between anxiety and grieving if
you will. Is not that I'm depressed, I can function perfectly and I'm usually a happy chap that has plenty of time to enjoy life with friends.
However, every time I stand still I can't stop thinking about this world and our society.
It seems clear to me that we are on the verge of something important. Not a catastrophic event or a doom's day scenario but rather a change in which
our brain processes information. An internal change that could trigger our next evolutionary step at a pace never seen before in human history.
When I think about how far technology has come ever since I was born (1987) to this day I picture it as a spiral, meaning greater advances coming at
us in shorter amounts of time. Even though some might say it's wishful thinking, I think that I will witness during my lifetime how technology will
change every aspect of what we are as humans. It has to; you may say it's really our only hope to trascend to something else than being monkeys with
The influence technology has on us has already begun some years ago, and I'm not talking about medical advances but rather how you can easily
differenciate someone that uses the internet heavily to someone who has never been online. I'm not trying to diminish anyone but I think it's rather
clear that someone who has learned to use the internet (note I'm saying "learned to use", not just randomly browse meme sites) appears to have better
tools to process information much quicker while also not absorbing anything that has no use. Older generations, or even younger ones who never had
internet access doesn't appear, at least to me, as able to quickly process information.
So in that regard the web has certainly fulfilled its own prophesy: to be the highway of information. Yes, it's true, much of what's online is not
reliable nor useful, but mastering what you let in and what you leave ut is the greatest gift it has giving us so far.
To take a bus or a cab - a huge, clumsy and mortal metallic apparatus - to transport yourself from point A to B is stupid and the greatest insult our
race can face. Our language, the fact that we must construct long sentences in order to pack information and transmit it to someone else is the least
effective way of articulation it exists. The fact that we have to read texts and decypher its message to gain knowledge is ineffective as well.
Politics, religion and so on doesn't fool anyone anymore. The jobs we are applying for only benefit companies and they don't give anything useful to
the world. It's like our brains are ready to move on and yet we keep being surrounded by characteristics of a former, more archaic world in which
everything is insufficient and it's not fine-tuned to what we need.
At this point it must be clear as day to everyone that our money, consumerism-driven society has to come to an end. We are ready to move on because we
have realised there will never be enough resources to satisfy a need which ultimately doesn't fulfill anyone. The amount of crap we produce every
single day and it gets thrown away because society has failed to sell it to someone is beyond belief. We have also realised money doesn't have value
anymore except for leaving more and more people out of the technological loop.
Technology will keep advancing, yes, even faster and faster, and it won't be long until we are able to incorporate it into our mortal bodies, not to
become robots but rather to help us make that last jump between animals to something else. But yet economy is killing more people by the minute, and
therefore something bad could happen unless we all grow up and leave this infantile state we had been in for so long.
This is the importance of 2012, the ultimate expression of wanting to change we are able to come up with at the moment. We want to change our future,
our present and our past. To leave all the cr*p we had been through as a race, to change the way we are living our everyday life and to arrive at a
place that has peace, real peace, and kindness and inclusion.
Nothing will happen in december. First because technology has yet to make a few last steps before it all comes together, and also because society has
to make a few steps too. It will have to change, and unfortunately the only way it will change is by collapsing completely. If you'd been paying
attention you know we are on our way to the ultimate collapse. We had been given plenty of opportunities and yet time after time we have chosen to let
our society been ruled by a system that has stopped being relevant years ago. Until this occurs, we are stuck riding buses, selling stupid products to
people that don't need it and spending years studying information that could be transformed into just a couple of megabytes. The change won't happen
in december, it's too soon, but it will happen soon enough. Or at least I hope so.
edit on 20-6-2012 by Radiobuzz because: (no reason