Our culture has always been deeply consumerist, and it seems to me that we have lost the patience for, literally everything. Everything is about instant gratification. Not even one’s ideas are spared from our ravenous yet disinterested fast-food consumption. If you see a blog post that requires three or more mouse scrolls, would you still be … More I have no patience for…everything
A bit late as I’ve just caught on to this, but very powerful video about how obsessed we are with the little virtual reality in our hands. “This” has always been the reason why I’m scared of getting data for my phone–I don’t want to filter my reality through a little electronic device. But anyway. … More “I forgot my iPhone…”
There are certain degrees of hypocrisy and narcissism involved in posting a status update. For one, it’s intended for an audience. That makes it an egotistical pursuit, because ultimately, the point of a status update is to attract attention and to gain recognition. Ultimately, we are doing something for show; we are exhibiting ourselves as … More Facebook could be the next epidemic
Nobody calls anybody anymore. Yesterday, I held my cellphone in my hand, overcome by this urge to talk to somebody–to hear somebody’s voice. I could no longer stand the status updates, the automatic thumbs-up I give with a click of my mouse. I wanted some *real* socializing, for Goodness’ sake. But I couldn’t dial the … More Let me text you instead
One thing that we are exceedingly capable of doing as human beings: enslavement of others and of self. What is slavery? When did it start? The Romans were certainly modest about it (on a completely random note I confess to being a fan of Starz’s TV series Spartacus); the classical societies sought no secrecy in … More A series of random subjects in which I question humanity.
Our lives are dominated by tiny touch screens. I commute regularly to my university, and regularly I observe people on the bus or skytrain with their head bent downwards, consumed by the minuscule, glowing device in their hands, tapping or swiping frantically away, along with two tiny earbuds planted in their ears. Texting, listening to music, … More Smart Phones are Evil?