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What will I write before internet is gone forever?
Just thinking of that statement makes me feel like I'm with Michael J. Fox going back NOT to the future but to the past, where personal, human interactions are cherished and dearly precious. Days long gone. Stolen by internet and technology. Yes, I hear you! Technology is great to us but it also turned us into humanoids. Imagine being in the same room with someone. What are they doing while you're talking? They're oogling at their wi-fi capable phones, texting, facebooking, twittering and pretending to be listening to you by half-consciously nodding their heads like automated robots. Gone are the eye contacts and attentive listeners! This is why, if Justin Timberlake insists on bringing the sexy back, then I say, bring humanity back!
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So this is what I'll write:
Gone with the hackers! Privacy and security re-established!
Welcome back hand-written letters that makes me jump with joy whenever I get them in the mail and warms my heart when it is written by someone dear. Yes, I will go through withdrawal being obsessed being online for so long but in the bright side of things, I can be human again! My hubby and I will no longer text each other while in the same room, or web chat while in separate rooms. We might actually have romance back in real time!
As a parting word, I will include a warm thank you to my fellow online internet-addicted friends along with my name, address and phone number so they can get in touch with me and maybe send me actual cards for my birthday. Then a shout out to all the companies I worked with so I can continue working with them OFFLINE.
Ah to be human again!
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