Welcome back to Muncie, the small city that is Ã¢â‚¬Å“tryingÃ¢â‚¬Â (the little city that could?).
Your blogger here (Jason) has been absent for a whileÃ¢â‚¬Â¦roaming the streets of ATL. I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have the Internet at our apartment in Buckhead, which is the reason I couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t blog. I did however check my emails at work (thank god). So for all of you who think that itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s impossible to live without your InternetÃ¢â‚¬Â¦think again. In addition to having little to no time on the Internet, I also broke my phone this summer (dropped it in water). Having only a handful of people actually memorized made it hard to survive, but guess whatÃ¢â‚¬Â¦I did. Life still happens for many people who donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t use the new-media ways. This begs a question: Are all of these new devices made to make communication easier really doing just that?
Although I think they can make communication easier, I do think our dependence on technology has reached dangerous levels (and not just recentlyÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.years and years ago). Think about all the devices that would ruin the world if they just simply stopped working (cars, planes, internet, phonesÃ¢â‚¬Â¦). I imagine riots occurring, and although this may seem crazy to hearÃ¢â‚¬Â¦do you honestly think it wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t happen?
It seems that devices tend to be lifelines, if cut from peopleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s lives (like arteries) they flail about and panic. Maybe ancient ways of thinking should be reconsidered as safety precautionsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Talking face-to-face, car pooling, riding a bike, keeping hard copiesÃ¢â‚¬Â¦I do recommend that you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t ford the river (an oxen always dies, then someone gets cholera).
In many ways not having the Internet and breaking my cell phone was a great
experienceÃ¢â‚¬Â¦I am however programmed to use these devices. And being back at school is only enticing me more and more. Ugh, what to do? Maybe future generations should be warnedÃ¢â‚¬Â¦