Sunday, May 16, 2004

Domo arigato

Isn't technology great?!

Just think, 20 years ago if a man were to sit on a park bench and philosophize to no one, or to stand on a street corner and argue with the wife that left him 10 years earlier, or to sit in the subway and complain about how the government was tracking his every move; he would definitely be considered in need of serious psychological help.

But now, thanks to the computer and internet (and don't forget the cable modem), that same man can sit in the comfort of his own home/apartment, and carry on that same one-sided conversation and he is considered technologicaly savvy and a modern man.

Either technology has integrated the paranoid schizophrenics into the on-line society, or it has created new ones.

Just remember, Mr. Roboto was a modern man too.

1 comment:

Beav said...

The beauty of it is that we each get our own corner and we don't have to shout over one another.

Just because I'm a paranoid schizophrenic doesn't mean they're not out to get us.