The Blurring of America – Technology Bends Reality
If someone were to ask you what is the temperature outside today, you’d likely look for the answer on your radio, television, computer, smartphone or the thermometer hanging outside your kitchen window. And chances are that most, if not all of these sources would be identical or very close to each other.
When you really think about it, however, each of these historically referenced sources rely on technology or something made by humans to provide information; and answers. The fact is, that we (humans) create or fabricate literally everything in our world that we consider ‘real’.
Using our core senses (see, hear, smell, touch and taste), we fabricate the experience of the world and environment around us. Our mind interprets and transforms the information from our physical senses into meaningful and understandable thoughts we then use to generate behavior and reaction to stimuli.
How do we truly ‘know’, however, whether the information we have come to be very, very dependent upon, is in reality, accurate? The truth of the matter is that we do not know, yet we accept the information as being correct. And herein, lies the foundation of the ‘blurring’ down of our society.
Every aspect of our lives is impacted, whether it be our jobs, our family, our relationships and profoundly… our future.
When you go to the theater today or play a movie from a DVD, you witness modern technology in all its grandeur, from Avalon, Inception and the Avengers, to E.T., Star Wars and Independence Day. Contemporary advancements in 3D technology make each experience all the more ‘real’.
And it doesn’t end there; programs like Photoshop and Magix provide the capability to warp or bend reality into something out of the depths of our imagination and make it appear ‘real’. Teen Vogue and Seventeen Magazines were recently in the news addressing accusations from models to stop ‘photo-shopping’ images of subjects in their magazine to make them slimmer, visually more appealing and well, near flawless. Is this reality?
Another example of the blurring of America is the current political climate amidst the competition for the next President of the United States that will be elected in less than four months. Not only is reality being challenged by adverse television advertising by the candidates, but also by the recent hoopla over the digital ‘Birth Certificate’ of our current president.
And if that isn’t enough to cause you to bang your head repeatedly against the wall, then the major television networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN) have provided blurring nirvana as a result of the spin they place on political stories of the candidates as well as what stories (they call it News) they decide to cover and what they choose to avoid or overlook in support of their desired political preference.
Artificial Intelligence has become the most blatant and best example of an oxymoron since Jumbo Shrimp. Today’s world is fast becoming an alternate reality via video games, android robots, animated movies, diet food and artificial leather. Our lives now better resemble a fiction novel than true living.
You might ask, what is the purpose of life, then? More importantly, what is the value of life? ‘We’ can now create new realities via cloning sheep and dogs, growing artificial human organs, generating or reproducing bacteria for study and producing entertainment that can effectively replace what used to be called ‘reality’.
There is one surefire approach to truth and reality in its empirical form and it exists inside each of us. Call it your spirit, soul or conscience; it remains the one and only thing in this world that cannot be fabricated or artificially reproduced. Accordingly, it is the one thing that each of us must cherish more than our physical life as it transcends us into eternity.
Following, the most visible and meaningful manifestation of our spirit or soul, certainly the one way we can best relate to eternity is Love. Expressing it, experiencing it, sharing it, teaching it, living it, losing it and accepting it are the keys to maintaining a focus on what is real and what is not, along with what is important and what is not.
Rest assured, what is real is what is in your heart and your soul. Technology is a cheap, insincere and temporary illusion.
Live well, Love well, Think well, Be well.
- Is Reality Television the Scourge of America and the Family? (cerkas.wordpress.com)
- Redefining Reality with Artificial Intelligence (semanticweb.com)
- The Paradigm of Love (cerkas.wordpress.com)
Posted on July 26, 2012, in General, Technology, Truths, Videos and tagged artificial intelligence, eternity, fiction, Love, physical senses, Reality, Senses, society, soul, Technology, Truth. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.