Technology is wonder.
Technology is wonderful.
Technology is wonderfully changing our lives.
It supersizes our [virtual] life, by expanding its possibilities. It changes the relationships we have with the information, the way we deal with it and how we choose it.
Maybe a little too much, tough. Throw yourself in the big flow of big media world and you’ll embark on a new dimensional trip.
This is no news, of course. Every magazine invites us to join and follow them. In a manner or another. Light, inconsequent and intellectually famishing.
What is a little new is the way we feel about it. These constant rivers of tiny things mixed with major pieces of events affecting our daily routine are hard to get by properly. We may treat the newly elected president in a country in Europe, a new series on HBO, a raging battle between two media stars and the latest turbulence on Oprah’s audience ratings with equal interest. Yet, their impact on people’s life is not the same. It seems however that the human brain is increasingly suffering from compulsive info-eating disorder.
Checking our mail on our phones, taking pics with it to post on our dashboard, be it P*nterest, whatever blogplatform, Stumbl*, Flick*r, Factsbook and so one…We need to be connected, all the time. And we spend more time connecting with strangers that rewiring the emotional interaction with fellow neighbours in our existence. Those people who inhabit our daily hours or moments, our occupation and the accidental meetings our western way of life provides aplenty.
The occasional news that the star-bling-fashion addict inside us, tucked between our social self, our inner self, and our professional self (and I consider full-time motherhood to be a profession, and a demanding one) gets from gossip/fashion magazines that one can read at the dentist’s waiting room has seemingly become a junk food, and this junk food is what our brain needs more and more to feed on.
It’s time for the brain to go on a diet. Time to focus on the important things, nurture the human brain with real consistent food and spare a little time (very little) for shallow or piddling snacking. Not the other way round. What if more people would just stop the flow and go full gear on their own thinking?
I am an optimist, viscerally, and do hope it could produce more good literature, new brilliant ideas (tons of them), intelligent ways of enhancing courtesy in every aspects in this life we share on this marvelous Garden of Eden. And then the consequences would be unimaginably good.
If only everyone could choose to become a better person, and help each other in bringing out their best inner part, peace and freedom would be our daily subjects to relish and comment on.
Time to braindieting, instead of brainstorming, somehow…