I’m sitting at a Starbucks right now. Coffee shops seem to be places for loners who just want to get out of the house. They buy one coffee and sit there for 2 hours sucking up the wifi. It’s a place that allows you to be in a semi-social setting without having to be social.
Everyone is either on their laptops or smartphones, killing the ‘precious’ time they have on this earth with some sort of entertainment. That seems to be the way life is going. It’s more about being entertained and entertaining. Everyone has their role in the entertainment business. Everyone is either blogging, gaming, facebooking, tweeting, instagramming, text messaging or whatever new thing is out there that I’m not hip enough to keep up with. I’m sure it’s just the beginning.
Our ‘real life’ will one day be primarily online. There will not be enough decent paying jobs for everyone that the powers that be will have the option for the non-ambitious to live their life being occupied by technology. Our jobs will be to entertain each other online. The Matrix doesn’t sound so crazy no more.
I’m just being gloom and doom. Maybe this is actually a better existence. I don’t know. Whatever is going to happen, it’s going to be vastly different from what it is now.