Life adrift the information revolution.
Our generation is, in no uncertain terms, experiencing a state of transition unlike any the world has seen before. In the 200,000 years that humans have walked this planet, never before have they had such unfettered access to information, art, and of course, communication. Technology is, quite literally, a revolutionary tool that enables individuals to acquire boundless insight into topics that would have otherwise been inaccessible.
Today, the vast majority of the population is now seconds away from the entirety of human knowledge. As a young man entering adulthood in the digital age, I can’t help but take note of how this simple fact has impacted the behavior of virtually everyone I know. Even I must concede that I referenced the web several times searching for various information while constructing this article.
This, perhaps, is why I’ve decided to dedicate this blog to my reflections on technology and how it continues to impact our lives. We live at a time with infinite possibilities. Infinite options. Infinite stories, infinite insights, and at times, infinite distractions. And with that in mind, this is why I’ve decided that over the next few months I’ll be cataloging my experiences and into how technology continues to affect my studies, career, and life on a weekly basis. Naturally, you’re invited to tag alone for the ride.
And on that note; I’m reminded of a quote by comedian Louis C.K.:
‘I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand?
The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.’
– Louis C.K.