Musings From a Moving Train
First World———————————————————————————————————Third World
People moving quickly, aided by technology; those on the platform wait patiently for a train, but it is late. When it finally arrives, it speeds past, the passengers staring idly out the window.
Technology—————————————————————————————————The Real World
What is modern technology but a way to stay connected with the world around us? Only that world is not the world we know, but a world of 1s and 0s.
The ipod is a
way for lost souls to escape
Are you playing Angry Birds? Is the reality around you so awful that you can’t engage with it? You are not interacting with the environment at all. You have become a Facebook automaton.
People talking! Do they know each other? An Asian woman and a Laurence Fishburne lookalike in a suit. He reads a paperback; she plays on her smart phone. She glances at the book, but his eyes rest on the page.
This is the world we now live in.