This is a first for me, as I’ve never contributed to anothers Posterous before. So mosal. I wont use pictures, though I will submit one really embarrassing video, then move on to the main article. Which you know already. Because you… clicked the title. Duh.
This is what I equate Google, AOL, Timewarner, Warren Buffet’s chest hairs, and the twinkle in George Clooney’s eye to (literally):
Now I know what you’re thinking, “WTF!?” and you are correct sirs, but think about how our society… Nay, our very species is becoming more and more dependent on high tech, on the net, on their cell phones (Soon to be stolen tech from Google’s time travel department.), we literally depend on it to flush our crappers. So does Stephen Hawking. We all know he secretly runs laps in his living room when no ones looking.
With technology ANYTHING is possible. From chatting with a friend in Shang Hai, to watching a squirrel in a tiny flotation device water ski, ANYTHING your twisted little minds can come up with, tech can do. However, should there actually be a limit on how far we go with this magical golden egg? What would the epic consequences be (and pardon me for using the word epic Brown University. But you fail and can tubularly fail at kissing my buzzwording ass.) for cracking the shell and seeing the goodies inside?
New ways to kill people, new ways to exploit ourselves, new ways to have even more reasons for fat senators with no money to blow on hookers and crack to try and shut down the gaming industry… The list goes on and on. its kinda like how the universe is, each of our galaxies is getting further and further apart to the point where well all just be creepy neighbors looking through the kitchen windows with a pair of nocs. Some of us will have lousy golf clothes on while looking, but then again, when have lousy golf clothes actually been out of style?
Technology, love it or hate or have sex with it (Japan), its here to stay. However, there might be a boiling point where we have to take a step back and wonder if we’ve actually gone too far with it, whether google now controls how much ignorance is displayed on Glenn Becks face, or Hollywood tweaks Craig Daniel’s face to where his lips are puckered so much they become, in themselves, a tiny black hole.
There are VERY real ramifications for what we do with this gift we’ve found in our parents closet. Hopefully it doesn’t **** us in the ass.