I watched a movie with Bruce Willis called Surrogates. Willis is a detective who uncovers a conspiracy to destroy the nation’s dependency on surrogate androids. The film was based loosely on how society lives their lives around technology and how people depend entirely too much on it. With that said I checked my Facebook status twice, answered an email and texted a funny picture of Darth Vader to my cousin in Arizona from my home in New York; I love my phone.
Over the years I have seen different technologies come and go. From Cassettes to Beepers, technology has been rapidly developing in a short period of time. Like the advances in technology, the social media platform has evolved with the times as well. From chat rooms to Facebook, social media has been a part of our lives for over a generation. Like anything good, how long will it last?
Facebook dominates the day to day. A moment can be captured with an iPhone. Business can carry on faster than usual. What will happen next? What is the next step for those within social media? We have managed to gain access into the lives of millions with the push of a button but will it stop there? How long until the lives of others have become a fact on Wikipedia? How long until internet users become completely desensitized to one another.
The future can’t come fast enough for the next big thing. New and improved iPads will be released. The latest trend will rise; leaving sites like Facebook face down in the dirt. Is this what we have come to? Are we the slaves of technology? Will the next generation be skillful in the arts or able to quote Shakespeare without reaching for their iPhones? How long will this runaway train take us? Perhaps Bruce Willis will save us from ourselves just one more time.
- Bruce Willis Wants to Die Hard . . . With a Fragrance (bellasugar.com)
- Training Your Staff to Effectively Use Social Media – Part I (fundly.com)
- Is Social Media The New 800lb Gorilla? (pramericanews.wordpress.com)