Edited May 9, 2016
Is social media shrinking the world as we know it? Out here in cyberspace, we see well-known names who have a great impact on world issues. There are highly influential people in positions to change the world. It feels like we can just reach out there and touch them. They feel that close. We see their written words, their expressions of feelings and thoughts.
I am not a typical screaming fangirl and don’t idolize anybody. But there are celebrities of varying talents whom I admire for who they are and the inspiring gifts they have. The world is full of these people, of all walks of life, education, and creativity. I have so much respect for those who go out there and make a living on their dreams. These people are special, yes, very special. But are the rest of us any less special? I love people. We are all human, made up of the same stuff. Every single one of us comes into the world the same way. We dream our dreams, live our lives, and we eventually die. It’s up to us to find that part of ourselves that makes us special, too.
Many young people may start out following their dreams only to find themselves helping others achieve their own. People get older and are just happy to have jobs to make ends meet. Is it just an ideal to want to make our dreams come true? Brought up in a middle-class family during the 60s and 70s, I was raised by parents who thought that way. When I was little, I told my mother I wanted to be an actress. It was after seeing the movie, “The Sound of Music”. My sister and I would sing the songs and do our thing on the stairs in our house. But Mom told me it wasn’t realistic. Not realistic? Why? How can one know without even trying?
Something I wrote a while back:
Dreams and wishes are meant to come true,
life doesn’t have to be hard.
Dreams and wishes are not the ideal,
its the new standard for life.
It would be nice if our dreams and wishes were a standard to follow, to have expectations that our dreams are achievable. Correct me if I am wrong, but I really don’t see it in this day and age that a child from a typical middle-class family knows how to make their dreams and wishes come true, or even thinks it might be possible to learn how to make that happen. On the other hand, perhaps those of you who are younger have a different reality today. Entrepreneurship is growing. And let’s not forget indie authors! I hope to join the ranks one day.
The shrinking world, with humanity more connected, becoming more aware of ourselves and how we fit. Where will this all lead? How can our bodies evolve to better fit our needs? Think about it: organic Wi-Fi adapters in our brains, with virtual screens through organic hyper-lenses in our eyes to see each other on SkypeCom. We can bring up The Google with just a mere thought. Organic vs. something ersatz? The way I see it, there’s a place for artificial intelligence when it comes to replacing missing or nonfunctioning parts. But technology needs humans to exist at all. In the event of WWIII, machines and the tools we use to build them would be destroyed, whereas the natural world can evolve and stand on its own without any help from us. Hopefully, we can get past our need for armed forces.
Isn’t it exciting, what we’re learning through science about ourselves? Who knows how we might be able to manipulate human systems in the future, implementing changes that can stand on their own in the event of any devastating acts of God or man. We’re developing changes now. Why not develop faster! Evolution at light speed!
The never-ending possibilities…