originally posted by: AfterInfinity
As absolutely awesome as your dream sounds, there's a plethora of ways that it could end up destroying the meaning of what it is to be real, or
alive. There would be no individual identities anymore. People would get addicted to taking the experiences and live-streams of their favorite
celebrities and reliving them over and over again. Time would be forgotten as one moment of life becomes perpetual existence for the most addicted
people, and others would learn to swap identities or even commit crimes before forcing the memory into someone else, resulting in a global identity
crisis as identity sharing becomes so ubiquitous that it no longer matters who anyone is.
...You're right, it would make a kick-ass sci-fi film. But it would make a terrible reality.
We as a society have become addicted to the visual medium. We spend more time viewing the parts of peoples lives that they place on the internet. Too
often these shared events do not promote feelings of connection, peace, love and joy.
The create feelings of anger, criticism, jealousy or superiority, from the YouTube , "dare you!" viral videos, to the Facebook, look at me pictures
and videos, to the "The People of Walmart", I am better than you pictures.
A single picture, video, or event in a person's life does not display all that person is or will be. We have lost the art of creativity. We have lost
the joy for working with our own two hands. We have forgotten and have denied our children the joy of connecting with the earth; playing in the mud,
rolling down hills, climbing trees, splashing through mud puddles, crawling through the bushes, walking in the streams. Yes, we came home filthy,
scratched up, bug bitten, and maybe covered in poison ivy, but we were happy, connected and alive.
We have replaced that, with living life vicariously, through the images of others, and the stories we make up in our minds about what is real. The
only creativity we are creating in our children is that of a manipulated imagination. The only dreams they will know are the ones that are insidiously
prepared for them, to control everything that is important about who they are and will become. Brainwashing is most effective when you are allowed to
believe that you are free, in control and have choices. You never see it coming, even when you are working ridiculously amounts of time, to freely
give every dime you make, to the very system that is destroying every dream you have been told to dream. You finance the very system that enslaves you
and sacrifice your children in the bargain. You work, live and die for things that you throw away in less time than you are able to finish paying for
them. You teach your children that they are a burden, and spend every dime and time proving that, by spending that same precious dollar you slave for,
on any item, event, or place that will remove them from your presence. You lie to them and yourself, when you tell them that you are sacrificing for
them. Think about it. What you are really doing is sacrificing them, your children.
Most of us are like hamsters in a cage. We play with our little toys, eat drink, and are very content to run on forever to nowhere, because we have
been successfully indoctrinated into the new world order. Many think they are aware of the game and are smarter than the average bear, but they are
still locked in the same system of control as the rest of us. We are a collective. Look around you. We just are not connected to each other. We are
plugged in, wired in, and completely locked in.
I agree with you, I just think that it is not a matter of what may come. I fear we have arrived.