I am starting to wonder if people don’t want to change because finding out the reality of oneself that it is far from perfect would be terrifying to most, how would say of themselves, “I am a good person.” The reality is that I do believe every human has an amazing potential for good, as well as the not so good behaviors and actions. The irony is that one of the most freeing and liberating moments with change is when you look back after getting still with oneself, and asking, “why was I so caught up in presenting an image versus just being?”
I am not sure if this image is a first world, developing world, or simply part of the human condition?
What I do know is that there will be some interesting times that happen with the globe in the next 25-35 years. The speed of the technological changes and automation/robotics/AI in our society is going to probably render many humans obsolete in some traditional roles and has the possibility to create far more stress with people.
The idea of social networks and interactions is rather odd in that we probably will become more isolated and living in some odd brand/image illusion to be part of whatever is the collective herd behavior. I believe this will become a reality simply because the idea of a World Wide Web and net neutrality, and freedom to learn and gain information will be swallowed up in a convenient monetization for the control of data and information. The idea of net neutrality was an ideal that everyone would have equal access to information, and with everyone having access to information and knowledge, we would come to a more democratic world.
Great idea and vision, but I don’t really see this happening, sans some overlord organization.
Right now I wonder where people will go, much like the aesthetics of yesteryear, to get away from humanity and be in silence and peace to fight inside themselves and learn about themselves beyond a brand/image/illusion that they or their handlers create?
I guess that is why I like the ideas flowing out of my head these days. It is simply moving back in time from over 20 plus years ago, where what we built and tested in the lab, has taken an interesting turn in intended usage in the world.
Will it help human beings learn more about themselves? Will it help people grow internally, much like the action of exercise does? Or will this be a great idea that simply gets watered down as there simply isn’t enough in the world that want to change.
Thankfully, just a small percentage of humanity that wants to grow and change…is a great deal to work with.
what I wonder is if human beings are too complicated with the wiring and way the neurons work to simplify life and fears and create a simpler path beyond simple survival mode for humanity to learn to love each other – sans obliterating anything that is different.
optimism still runs deep within me.