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Friday, January 7, 2011

In the digital age, to be human at any level has changed?


Philosophy of technology

The Web ecosystem places the individual's mind directly onto the human stage and now all individuals can collaborate, their private thoughts entering into the space of digital humanity. And now we can observe the behavioral madness that has always existed around us.
Our mind is our private domain. Sometimes we rule and hold the scepter; sometimes we are the slaves of our own mind's creation. Whatever may be the case, the thoughts that we care about the most are almost always with us. We have "privileged access" to the contents of our minds.

Web 2.0 procreate bloggers and more content on the wire, people shared their opinion, emotion, thoughts, we created haven for psychologists that used to only seen a glimpse of humanity; but now they can play in the sands of our minds throughout digital space. Nothing is virtual anymore. What was virtual has become part of our reality; part of who we are.
Social Networks has started a new revolution. Within a fraction of a second, everyone can reach out to many other minds in real time. On the digital stage in view of an online audience, we can create life and act our role. The pieces or parts of minds create the power of many and the net defeat history and can save our tracks forever.
But what’s next? We all want to be heard but do we really have something to say? I ask myself how often I retweet something I see, how often I Like and share vs. really spread my own ideas and perspectives? Does it really matter? how come most of us just increasing the noise, generate buzz and follow the flock as sheep instead of walk free as a wolf. Do we all just turned into lazy monkeys imitate other people in the wild web zoo 2.0 in order to feel our existence, to feel alive?
This is why I like Quora, unlike Twitter, it is a great platform to share your ideas, thoughts and knowledge. 

In the digital age, our psychoanalyst is the data mining system that observes our click streams and figures out our thoughts, feelings, interests, passions, loved ones, our friends – all those out there in the digital atmosphere. The truth about us has yet to be realized.
With so much retweets and shares we start sinking into the content pan.
Now let’s flash the toilet and start thinking again....

Our mind is our private domain.
Sometimes we rule and hold the scepter; sometimes we are the slaves of our own mind's creation, our parents, environment, biology... whatever may be the case, the thoughts that we care about the most are almost always with us. We have "privileged access" to the contents of our minds.

The fact that we can now easily share our thoughts, by for example anonymous talk-backs, by creating a new identity in a second and become or make believe we are someone else, open a new play-ground. virtual worlds, is also a great example.
We are humans and everything we think and do is part of being a human being, but it is so much easier now than ever to observe the deeper side of humans. The freedom of existence now has a new meaning.

3 comments:

Sathish Ramadurai said...

Glad to land here :)

Sol Tzvi said...

Thanks Sathish :)

Eddie Robles said...

True thoughts. Good post.

I'm producing a feature documentary film about kids and technology, titled "Kids, Toys, and Technology".

It might be interesting to you and anyone who liked your post.

Here's some sample footage of the film on vimeo: https://vimeo.com/49369887

It shows kids drawing stop motion animations of old school video games. Feel free to comment and I'll let you know when the full film is released.

We've been travelling to shoot the video and are open to film in other states and countries as well. We just finished filming in New York City.

-Eddie