Troll of the day

why I expect the news to come to me

Today, it takes more effort to disengage from technology than to just allow it to inundate your daily life. Which is why I’m sort of confused : Why haven’t I been hearing much about the London riots? I subscribe to a dozen news updates on my iphone, check Twitter, listen to NPR on the way to and from work and, in general, do not live beneath a rock –– literally or metaphorically.

I know that our country has been sort of wrapped in this heinous stock market business. But I feel like our technological prowess tends to have a vacuum effect, where the world is sucked into one topic it can obsess over for a week or two before the next celebrity goes crazy and declares he/she has X-ray vision. There’s so much information out there, and so much of it is readily available. Concentrating on any of it for a prolonged period of time is impossible. No wonder we all have short attention spans. Consuming this data that comes from all angles is exhausting and daunting. How can I ever hope to know enough? Especially when new information is constantly surfacing?

The only viable solution I see is to implant chips in our brains to automatically upload information. That way we don’t have to worry about checking different devices or worry that we’ve missed something. Just a thought.


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