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Tech Toys

Most of the Western world is deluded and consumed by the ever growing array of tech devices. It makes you long for the simple days of TV. As if that mind control device wasn’t enough. Now people are so obsessed and addicted to the vast array of ‘techy toys’ that they will jaywalk across a busy commercial intersection, head down, their will surrendered to Mr. Droid or I-Guy, without even realizing they are crossing the street. They will drive as if they were multitasking at the office. In every single activity they participate, the tech baby is with them. It is not their child; they are its child. The e-baby is the anti-pacifier of the new age. Instead of suck-suck-suck, drool-drool, the little toddler stimulates the mind to keep consuming, to keep recreating itself. It feeds this obsessive-compulsive disorder society, based on the belief that ‘I must continue, stay busy, keep moving, etc.’ Exploitation of this fact reaches into every corner of the tech world.

We are having fabricated robotic communication; it’s me against the machine but I’m better, or we participate in illusory conversations with entities we have never met face-to-face. We assume and project, formulate an idealism based on their picture, profile, game-playing ability or postings. We believe that the images and writings we send back and forth are real. We are talking to an appearance on some screen, feigning some kind of connection. Often the person we are typing back and forth with isn’t even the same person as the picture image listed on their site. They have created a stealth identity online and play themselves off as some handsome athletic guy or cute country girl. Maybe they might sit on the pulpit portraying the spiritually enlightened, religiously-infused teacher, dispensing wisdom for a price—loaded with sex appeal and other textbook varieties of what most people would consider the ‘ideal’.

The next time your tech-child picks you up, see that an illusory sense of ‘me’ is avoiding something, wants to be pacified, put into a stupor to deflect feelings or avoid facing some aspect of life. And that’s okay, but it’s nice to realize this. A day might come when suddenly your little inner tech toy child—some call it the mind—will no longer need to hold you close. You’ll be able to do that yourself.

Comments on: "Tech Toys" (6)

  1. OH…hmmmmm…interesting. You say…”we participate in illusory conversations with entities we have never met face to face.” What a great thing that people are willing to touch and be touched by something not dependent on the actual form (or face) of the person. I find that refreshingly beautiful. And rather than judge what ‘kind’ of communication is taking place just know that it is spurred on by an unstoppable desire to know (consciously or not) that unifying feeling in the heart of all…gadget or no gadget.

    • Just discovered that I have comments on this blog. I find it interesting that you chose this one line “we participate in illusory conversations with entities we have never met face to face.” The main focus and insight of this blog entry speaks to the emotional disconnect of our society. As I stated in that entry, to paraphrase: humanity is using tech devices, TV, computers, Iphones and the like to escape from their feelings and emotions. It is so obvious but no one wants to see it. As you say ‘what a great thing that people are willing to touch and be touched by something not dependent on the actual form (or face) of the person.’ Yes, this is a nice way of looking at things but bypasses the entire essence of what I was pointing at:emotional disconnect from ourselves. It is more escapism than true heart connection. But that is just my take. Sometimes all we can muster is surface communication until we actually meet the feelings and emotional charges we are running from unconsciously. We are all doing our best.

      • Dear M…”…humanity is using tech devices, TV, computers, Iphones and the like to escape from their feelings and emotions.” — How do you know? Do you REALLY^ know that for sure?!?! I don’t think this is necessarily so. That is a HUGE assumption and generalization. There is communication with Dear Friends on FB who are physically located across the globe and yet I feel them in my heart as they, too, acknowledge that at-onement. Is that some kind of superficial communication? And does FB make that deep connection any less so? Does the form dictate the formless? Does it really have the power to limit expression of emotion or does it not also have the power to enhance emotional connection? Please beware of extreme views…It’s reminds me very much of when e-mail just came into being and people said the message would somehow be destroyed if it was sent via e-mail as opposed to a paper letter. No way!!! ♥
        -L.

      • I hear you and it is okay that we have differing views on this topic. We could go on and on. Let’s just leave it at that :).

  2. We’ll just have to call you the “cranky contemplative” 🙂

  3. Haha…hand over that cell phone 🙂

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