first.post.ever (crossing my fingers!)
There are two videos on youtube.com that are slightly similar: “Future of Communication” and “Epic 2015”. Both showed the progression of technology based on how things are currently advancing. Personally, I felt much more of a connection to “Future of Communication”. I felt the information was very believable (and scary!) while not being too tame. The video definitely took risks like stating that we’d all eventually be using programs like “Second Life” and that technology would be able to replicate our five senses.
As a self-proclaimed “bum”, I don’t exactly cringe at the thought of being able to live my life from my couch with just the touch of a button, but in actuality, I know it would be extremely detrimental to any society or culture. Humans need social interaction that doesn’t involve any kind of screen. They need to laugh in person with their friends, kiss their significant other, hug their parents, shake hands with their boss, pet their dog, etc. All of these things are important and can’t (well they probably can, but they shouldn’t) be replaced by technology. I don’t mind some people using SecondLife as an escape or just a way to live out things they wouldn’t normally do, but it can’t be your only life. It’s titled “SECOND Life” for a reason.
www.secondlife.com <<check it out (but don’t get too hooked! haha)