The black mirror theory.
As humans evolve mentally from basic individuals that merely just survived to a culture that we thrive on innovation, arises many questions if it’s a good thing or not.
Without a doubt new technology has saved lives and made others lives better, but with anything humans touch has the potential to be used for great harm. The internet is by far probably one of the greatest impacts on society as we know it, it literally changed mankind.
People now have access to something that just forty years ago wasn’t even comprehensible. Did we evolve too fast? I ask this question because with the advancements of technology especially in the communication aspect, we as humans have forgotten how to interact without devices. I was at a coffee shop today and everyone inside from all ages, male or female were on either a laptop or a smartphone. Stargazing into a black mirror, not knowing that the images on the screen are not even real in the sense that right in front of them is real and they are choosing to disregard it and live through the screen. What happen to just sitting around and talking to one another? Why must we be so reliant on smart devices?
This made me wonder why are we connected but so disconnected from each other? Is this the beginning of the end? When was the last time you saw strangers engaged in conversation without glancing at their phone? It’s becoming more and more of a rare occurrence for myself.
There’s too much access at our fingertips and we abuse it (well must of us do). There needs to be a coffee shop or restaurant that won’t even allow cell phones. People make the excuse, “what if an emergency happens?” Well we’ve been on this planet a lot longer than the cell phone and our ancestors seemed to do just fine.