Monday, September 19, 2011

A world based on technology? I hate it, almost finished with Bandit

I know it’s been awhile since I posted my last entry. I’ve been so busy with school, catching up on assignments, and trying to finish the final two chapters of Bandit. It’s already been nine months since I wrote and rewrote this book which have been the longest time I’ve ever stayed on one project. I haven’t caught up on my reading (Shame on me) and have been depressed about Borders closing down for good.

I don’t know about everyone else but I’m personally pissed off about this. I like the feel of a book in my hands as I turning the pages to see what the next adventure is going to be. I remember those commercials where someone would be reading a good book by the fireplace before they even spoke a word. I miss those days. As time goes on, I know that we are going to depend on technology for our everyday lives and I hate it.

Did you catch the last part of my sentence: I HATE IT.

Pretty soon, traditional classroom will be converted to online classrooms from home. Bookstores that are still around now will be gone within the next five years, replaced by the Ipads and androids of the future. People will start to rely on machines to do everything that they are supposed to be doing themselves (Gardening, mowing the lawn, taking out the trash, cleaning the toilet etc.).

I fear the worst for America.

If we become too dependent on technology, I fear that we will end up becoming the fattest and dumbest people in America, hands down. I mean, look at where society is now. Who needs Standard English when we got twitter consuming us to say what you want in fifty words or less? Who needs to go out and meet people when you can talk to them on face book? This is why obesity is so huge. People are not going out to exercise because they feel like they don’t have to. As long as they got the TV and the internet, why bother?

Anyways, that’s my journal entry on that. As for my story, there’s really nothing to report. Like I said, I only have two more chapters to go before I’m finished. Can’t wait until I get there. I might have to read the latest draft one more time so I’ll be able to keep my story straight. I still don’t know what I want to do with my life just yet. A lot of drama is going on in my life right now that I refuse to talk about here. I’ll try to see if I can do another journal entry before the month is out. If not, I’ll catch you next month.