I’ve worked in the field of technology for many years. In some ways I’ve seen it elevate the human condition and help us become stronger and better people. In other ways I’ve seen it degrade and disconnect us, striping the humanity from our bones. It seems, these days, that we are headed too far in the latter direction with it all.
When you get lost in the digital world it’s hard to find your way out. Things don’t exist in that world the way they do out here. In fact, they don’t exist at all. If we all keep at this, It’s only a matter of time before we lose ourselves completely.
Many writers have written about how technology is leading to the demise of the human condition. It’s not a new concept, but the impact of technology on our lives continues to accelerate every day, and so these ideas remain evermore relevant. Plug in your computer and you are unplugging from the world around you. You are also draining the earth of vital energy resources.
I hope people listen carefully to this piece. Ultimately I didn’t create it, our technology did. It’s warning you. Warning you every day. Please listen, before it’s too late.
Jason Stanaland is a writer from Decatur, GA who writes about what he experiences as he navigates the world through airplanes, hammocks, screen porches and pine forests. Jason has been featured on The Five Hundred and is the author of rhythmicbursts.com. If you are interested in his work, you can follow him on Instagram @rhythmicbursts or visit rhythmicbursts.com.