Are we, as westerners, begeninning to prefer virtualizations, rather than the real thing?
Idk when this started exactly, but it came out as a pandemic when text messaging took off in the late 90's early 2000's. Texting has quickly become more preferable to the real act of speaking.
But now I think its grown 1000x to nearly all things that humans do, in the future, will be virtualizations, to keep us from enjoying real things. We actually build up a taste, acquired, for the video virtualization. We dont need to go trekking in some national park to see natural beauty, when I can sit in comfort at home and watch this awesom Nature program on my 42in sony plasma surround sound. Im basically there, anyway right?
A study came out last week,talking about the poor fidelity and quality MP3 music has, in comparison to the fuller cleaner sounds of vinyl and CD's, BUT that said that young people are beginning very quickly to actually prefferring the tinnier more grainy sound of an MP3, to the older natural rich sound of a vinyl record. People used to be "comforted" by the sound of the needle in the dusty record groove. Now new generations are put off by that.
Thats slightly off topic but its just showing how we can easily be manipulated over time to accept something that was not as good as the original.
etc all things that are taking over our lives, leaving zero time for a life in the natural world.
mans connection to nature is strong. man must be weaned away from this deep bond, so that the powers that be can go ahead with their raping of the land, without too much trouble. we are being tunneled. We are being flooded with electronics that are taking us away from who we really are, naturally.
"We are borrowing our planet from our children."
What are we leaving them?