Is our technology an indication of how much humans crave and need to feel connected? Or what?
Is the Facebook phenomenon with its 500 + million users out of the planet’s 6.5 billion total population, which is 7%+ (and growing daily) of the world’s population, some kind of tell-tale barometer that people strive to connect with others? If so, what is it that people want from this connection? And I mean at the core of that want, what is it? Is it to feel understood? To feel a stronger sense of self-worth? I'm really asking. I don't have the answers.
Millions of people are tweeting, blogging, emailing, texting, or in chat rooms, on social network sites, or skyping or talking on webcams. I saw where a woman was in the hospital room about to give birth and tweeting that she was 10 centimeters dilated. Why is she tweeting at that moment? Why are any of us tweeting? Why do people constantly answer their cells phones when they’re in a live conversation with someone else? Why are people texting and talking at the same time? People are driving and texting at the same time? What are people craving? And whatever they’re craving, are they getting satisfied? Is our technology helping us achieve our desires and needs? Is the quality of our communication getting better? Are we feeling more understood? Are we understanding others better?
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