October 6, 2022

The Internet, an Emotional Dead Zone

The Internet is the most amazing tool of our time – or any time – for spreading information around.  But when it comes to person-to-person relationships it’s an emotional dead zone.

The first wired generation is beginning to realize that, while others have known it for some time.

Why blog, then?  Not to connect emotionally, but perhaps intellectually.  To put some data out there and hope that it resonates.  Perhaps to shake loose some votes for a better class of politician.  To influence, then, but not to love, not in the frigid binary void.

Consider:  The most striking on-line image, the coolest special effect fades to insignificance when compared to the electric touch of a friend’s bare hand on your skin.  Think about it.  Log off.  Talk, don’t type.  Do it now.  Remember.

marc

Marc is a software developer, writer, and part-time political know-it-all who currently resides in Texas in the good ol' U.S.A.

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