Are we absorbed in full-time online lives?

Okay, well I ask this question and I am right here typing from the internet. You are reading it from the internet.

When was the last time you actually opened the pages to a paperback book and read it? Sometimes I wonder if I am the only person with an overstocked bookshelf any more.

I know that I play plenty of internet games, especially when I am bored and trying to kill time. But is there something that we can do that would be more productive? Fulfilling?

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My work includes staring at a computer screen for several hours a day. I’m sure plenty of you out there have the same schedule.

But now, is the internet the only way we communicate? The only way we talk to family and friends. It started out as being helpful to reach out to those who are so far away that we would never see them. But now it’s almost as though people have become isolated. Walking around like zombies staring at their phones waiting for the next post.

I wrote about this very same topic a while ago. But I still think about it. So much of our entertainment, our livelihood, everything requires an internet connection these days. We even define ourselves by owning the latest and greatest versions of electronic devices. It’s like the same way we view the cars we drive, the clothes we wear, and the homes we live in.

When will it be enough? Will the internet brigade ever stop growing?



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