You, me and the Internet makes 3

A few weeks back I was listening to an NPR interview with the director of The Last Mimzy and apparently a big wig with New Line Cinema. The interview itself was not that interesting, however this guy did say something that has stuck with me. He said that he feels that humanity is not mature enough for the Internet. He believes that the more technology we have to communicate with each other the less we interact with each other. This of course is paraphrased, but I think you get that idea.

It is an interesting opinion if you think about it. Our hubris makes us think that we are spectacular for creating, using, and revolutionizing the Internet. When in fact, we may have just created something that we cannot control, that we abuse, and that will eventually bring about our downfall.

I mention this because I have been receiving a lot of forwards recently. In the past I would have ranted about them and what not. I guess I am growing up and learning.

I don’t like forwards. Don’t send them to me. If you get one, research the information first before sending it on. More than likely you’ll find that it is not true.

I just thought I’d share.

  1. #1 by Shagz on April 12, 2007 4:11 pm - 4:11 pm

    When he mentioned that we aren’t ready for the intarwebb and it’s various parts, did he mention anything about Skynet? I agree that we happen to lose touch and not communicate in person as much as we should as a society. I also think that its more beneficial when you look at it from a further distance. Case in point, I haven’t seen your ugly mug in person for about 8yrs, yet I know where you are, what you’re up to, and if I felt like it; I could by way of information superhighway find your front door, drop by with a 6pack unannounced-although I feel that would be a bit over the top. (suprisingly coherant thoughts By Bob I.)

  2. #2 by Shagz on April 12, 2007 4:13 pm - 4:13 pm

    Sorry, I ment to forward that to you rather than post it in your comments

  3. #3 by John J. Marachuk on April 18, 2007 11:09 pm - 11:09 pm

    I hear ya. I feel the exact same way, but about microwave ovens. We’re just not capable of handling the technology.

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