Thursday, June 03, 2004
wireless, mobile and free
On my way to work this morning, I noticed that there was this new billboard up. It was for an ECS laptop and its copy read:

You're Wireless
You're Mobile
You're Free

With all the technologies being developed here and there, innovations are spurting out of the ground like mushrooms. If you buy new hardware, it's going to be obsolete by the time you install it. I may be exaggerating but that's how I think it is. All these cellular phones, laptops and PDA's - we have indeed become a wireless and mobile human race.

Human race. Well, we are in a race. The question is, are we still human? And furthermore, as wireless and mobile as we are, are we really free?

We can go anywhere and everywhere... and people can still reach us. You can still be "together" even if you're continents apart. You can work without an office, but you'd still have officemates. We're in a world where "environment" no longer means "nature". Because of the internet, the world is smaller, faster and "more efficient". Our lifestyles are driven by the technologies we have.

In the end, what is there to be human about? We don't see each other, let alone feel each other. We touch keyboards and keypads more times in a day than another human being. That's what being wireless and mobile is all about isn't it... staying connected without the "connection".

So, are we free? I think not. We are slaves to the lives we lead. We are tied down even if we're wireless. We really aren't getting anywhere despite being mobile. Amazing isn't it. You'd just sit back and think... my God, what is the world coming to.
dezphaire strapped in @ 8:54 AM  


  • At 4:21 PM, Blogger Sapphire Dreams said…

    Nope, we're not free. When our computer bogs down, we panic. When our computer is broken, we can't work. When our Internet connection is malfunctioning or at least weak, we get easily annoyed and feel restless. When we don't have our mobile phones, you feel unsafe, out of reach, out of touch. Without technology, you feel helpless. So no, we're not free. Mobile and wireless, yes. Free, no. Slaves to technology, a BIG YES.


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