Real vs digital

I fear the day when the technology overlaps with our humanity.
The world will only have a generation of idiots – Albert Einstein

Last week I went to see the opera for the first time in my life. It was Verdi’s Aida and I loved every bit of it!

Then the next day at lunch we had a heated discussion about the future of technology (of course), and humans wearing Google glasses or a similar device that will allow us to receive information instantly and continuously, kind of like augmented reality that’s turned on all the time. You won’t even need to reach for your phone, it will just be displayed literally right in front of your eyes.

More and more things are becoming digital these days, and you can see ever leaving your room.

But then I thought, that all of those fancy technological gadgets still won’t replace things that are so human nature, like in-person interactions with friends, traveling, or live arts. Isn’t it amazing that operas that were written in 18th century still draw us in to see them live, art from centuries ago still inspires us, and no matter how much you Skype with your family overseas it doesn’t come close to flying over and spending time with them? And wouldn’t you rather go fishing/play basketball/drive a racecar for real than playing a similator video game?

I’m not sure where I’m going with this… let’s just all embrace our human-ness, choose to hang out with friends at a bar instead of Google hangouts, and go experience things in real world, outside of the digital screen.

2 thoughts on “Real vs digital

  1. Kimberly

    Is this the same person that scoffed at me when I suggested going to an opera a few years back?

    I’m shocked and wildly happy at the same time to hear that you love them as much as I do.

    1. Tanya

      Ah, I was young and silly! And that would be my lesson – don’t say you don’t like something until you actually try it

      I’ll go see an opera anytime now! :)

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