I wonder how the first communication between two humans went. I’d like to imagine it was a fearful scream, or perhaps a moan-like greeting, however I understand this is something we could never have kept in our history. Communication is a fleeting thing in this way, or at least it was until mankind took it’s communication out of sound waves and installed it into electronics. The industrial revolution changed shit, Duh! The Technological Revolution will change even more shit. Usually this is where I would babble nonsensically and over use colloquial idioms and analogies to support my point, but there’s no reason for argument this time. I think it’s fairly obvious that the internet has changed from being a part of the world, to a position where it is now molding the world.
As the internet changes the world, it will simultaneously change the way we, humans, view our home. You can literally see Mount Everest, or the Leaning Tower, the pyramids of Giza and Yucatan, the vast expanses that are the deserts of the world, all of it, without ever opening as much as a doorway (as long as you have internet access…but this is not a political article). This expands our view on the world, and makes what was once enormous, seem much smaller.
Technology moves fast. Really fucking fast. The computer I am using both looks and feels ancient, and it’s only 7 years old. What will happen in the next 7 years? Communication will get faster, and we will talk to each other more. I, for one, am excited to download my brain onto the internet and live forever in The Lightning Void…where all human knowledge and understanding can be found. A boy can hope, right?