Digital Insanity

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Digital Insanity

Social media and the internet in general gives us great access to the world’s knowledge and helps us stay in touch. It can be another reality and allows for instantaneous access to all of the world. We’re definitely more connected to what people are doing in their lives. The problem is that people don’t know how to cope with this relatively new gateway.  Our need in life for stimulus is provided for with all this access but as with any stimulating activity, it can become an addiction. We need fresh air and sunlight, we need exercise, we need to be productive and we need physical interaction with other people. As long as you feel those needs are being met, your desire to for stimulus online probably isn’t going to be a problem. Take time to evaluate your life once and a while. Try to figure out what your missing and when you need to make substitutions.

Prince Ea has focused in his new song on this new threat – mobile technologies and their role in everyday life. Check out the video below:

Prince Ea’s messages in the song:

“Kind of ironic, ain’t it? How these touch-screens can make us lose touch”

How these touch-screens can make us lose touch

 “IMac’s, iPads and iPhones … So many “i”’s, so many selfies, not enough “us”‘s and “we”’s”

IMac’s, iPads and iPhones So many “i”’s, so many selfies, not enough “us”‘s and “we”’s

“An anti-social network … while we may have big friend lists, so many of us are friendless

Anti Social Network

“Do I not have the patience to have conversation without abbreviation? … this is the generation of media overstimulation”

Media Overstimulation

“Let me finish by saying you do have a choice, yes … but this one my friends we cannot Auto-Correct – we must do it ourselves”

Have a Choice

“Call me crazy but, I imagine a world where we smile when we have low batteries … cause that will mean we’ll be one bar closer – to humanity”

One Bar Closer to Humanity

Full Lyrics:

Did you know the average person spends 4 years of his life looking down at his cell phone?
Kind of ironic, ain’t it?
How these touch-screens can make us lose touch
But it’s no wonder in a world filled with
IMac’s, iPads and iPhones
So many “i”’s, so many selfies, not enough “us”‘s and “we”’s
See Technology has made us more selfish and separate than ever
Cause while it claims to connect us, connection has gotten no better
And let me must express first
Mr Zuckerberg, not to be rude but you should re-classify Facebook to what it is:
An anti-social network
Cause while we may have big friend lists
So many of us are friendless, all alone
Cause friendships and more broken than the screens on our very phones
We sit at home on our computers measuring self worth by numbers of followers and Likes
Ignoring those who actually love us
It seems we’d rather write an angry post
Than talk to someone who might actually hug us
Am I bugging? You tell me…
I asked a friend the other day lets meet up face to face
They said alright, what time you wanna Skype?
I responded with omg, srs, and then a bunch of smh’s
And realized what about me?
Do I not have the patience to have conversation without abbreviation?
This is the generation of media overstimulation
Chats have been reduced to snaps
The news is 140 characters
Videos are 6 seconds at high speed
And you wonder why ADD is on the rise faster than 4G LTE
But, get a load of this
Studies show the attention span of the average adult today
Is one second lower than that of a gold fish

So if, you’re one of the few people or aquatic animals that have yet to click off or close this video, congratulations
Let me finish by saying you do have a choice, yes
But this one my friends we cannot Auto-Correct – we must do it ourselves
Take control or be controlled, Make a decision
Me?
No longer do I want to spoil a precious moment by recording it with a phone
I’m just gonna keep them
I don’t wanna take a picture of all my meals anymore – I ‘m just gonna eat them
I don’t want the new app, the new software, or the new update
And If I wanna post an old photo of myself who says I have to wait until Thursday
I’m so tired of performing in the pageantry of vanity
And conforming to this accepted form of digital insanity
Call me crazy but, I imagine a world where we smile when we have low batteries
Cause that will mean we’ll be one bar closer – to humanity

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