I have been hesitant to write about this particular dystopian alternative for over a year, because in order for my fears of data mining to come true, our society will have to continue on our current trajectory of rampant consumption and growth at all costs.
So, I’m beginning to think I’m the only true extrovert I know any more. That’s an issue, because extroverts are a superior race and I’m feeling a bit isolated from my people.
Okay, so that might be a bit much, but the real issue here is that the world of technology is catered towards those who turn inward for support, rather than outward.
Having taken my thoughts to a close group of friends to look over and (potentially) destroy, several counterpoints to my hypothesis on Our Relationship to Learning have arisen that I think warrant a response.
Consider this response to the advantages of harnessing human questioning over Internet questioning.
What might be the most important [advantage] is that you get human-to-human contact and connection, which is becoming harder and harder to find in this day and age. That personal touch, that human connection is one of the only things that keeps us from flat out becoming computers, and one of the only things that makes being human preferable to being a computer.
The inspiration for this website comes from an auspicious place, often seen as a part of the Internet others would loathe to identify as muse. Yes, dear reader, this website was inspired by a repost.
Something weird is happening to me. I tend to be pretty wary of the way I use technology, so when I realized what was happening, I must admit I was taken by surprise.
Our society spends a lot of time in a culture where we speak to each other silently. The difference between verbal and nonverbal communication has long been researched, but many studies still focus on face-to-face conversation. In the silent communication of IM, email, and texting, nonverbal cues are simply not present.
I went to Seattle and only took pictures of a goose. He was nice, and I asked permission. I am not sure what is wrong with me as a typical millennial, but I can assure you, I am becoming more and more tech averse.
The whole Internet seems to be obsessed with Pokémon Go. While I am loath to weigh in on this matter myself, I think it’s important to make a few notes of the phenomenon while it’s still happening. I know you’ve all been *anxiously* awaiting my thoughts, so without further ado, here they are.
Guys, I just found out that you can request your Myspace blogs and an ACTUAL person will go in and export them out for you.
Can we talk about the Internet in general for second? The people seem the same, the places seem the same, but the nature of the Internet itself… What is happening there?