Photo: Oskar Bakke
So, what is happening on the Internet? Everything has turned very social media(ish) really fast. First, take a second, lean back, if you are on an iPad, are you comfortable? Thing’s weren’t like this 5 years ago… We did not have youtube or HTML5 ready websites that works beautiful on iPhones and Android phones. And what happens next? Are we ready for things to come, when people like those in France, that takes the dullness of social media surfing on Facebook to the next level, “apéro-géant” party’s allover France, thousands of people showing up, meeting other people from Facebook, this is just what the old and dull people said not would happen with technology. People would instead be sitting inside, drinking coke and play video games, of course we have that clientele but we also have murders and sociopaths?! don’t we?
I love the Internet, because this is possible with Internet, me writing to you about the speed of tech, and people taking back the soul purpose, socializing and making it a rich experience with help from technology and gadgets. Just like the iPresident (yes Barack Obama) kids allover the globe uses iPods, Youtube and Facebook. This was not normal 5 years ago. Morse law might not continue to accelerate the numbers of resistors in processors, however the usage and intensity on the Internet won’t slow down.
So is this bad or good for us?! By us i mean mankind, we can build amazing stuff, we can draw beautiful sketches and paint the most wonderful paintings. We are a creative breed, the non-humor side of it is, that we are also the most deconstructive living embolism on earth. We kill, plunder, rape and conduct wars that hurt in millions of human lives. We are at constant war against terrorism, cultures and religions.
So is this Internet something that we can unite in or shall this to shred us apart. In Europe we got ACTA, they simply want to stop piracy, and if you read into it, they want to stop individuality on the Internet as we know it. There are a thousand ways of looking at this, we can love it, hate it, live with it or destroy it. I’ve learned to live in symbiosis with it, I can’t really live without it, and I don’t want it to consume more of my life that it already does.
The photo above, shot by a young talented photographer from Sweden, Oskar Bakke somewhat speaks to me, it’s like the internet, in the left, we got the light and bright future where we all take advantage of the simplicity and goodness the internet can provide us with. In the right however is the dark, clouded part, the part where US Army send drone orders to UAV’s to murder innocent people, part of this information is transferred via the Internet. I however see the vehicle as us, mankind, driving really fast, like surreal fast, on an endless jet strip, in one of the fastest moving things on earth, away from that dark era, into a brighter future, with zero carbon footprints and a lifestyle that are not fixed on war and economic crisis, nor religion battles instead we are looking on quality in life, versatile urban living, diverse cultural experiences, across border knowledge bases and eco friendly solutions in every aspect of life.
This is a lot of words, but just fractions of whats inside my head, what are your thoughts on todays Internet and worldwide crises? Comment, write me an email, what ever suits you.
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