If my childhood self would see me now, and how I spent most time of my day - she would say 'Woah. You're in the future.'
Um, sure, yeah, I guess that statement would apply always from my past self to my present self... so what's my point!?
Point is, in my life I:
*Work out in a virtual class.
*Socialize in virtual social media apps.
*Order everything I need to be shipped directly to me.
*Meet people, work and connect only through my computer.
*Write on a keyboard only and almost never write by hand.
*Speak to my phone and it plays music right away.
*Can literally use a filter to my virtual self instead of putting on make up in the morning.
...And many many other ways in which technology governs my life.
In some ways, the future-present is exciting, convenient, sexy... in other ways - it makes me miss the simplicity of having to run errands that would complicate my day, want to spend time in person with people, and be tempted at least once a day to toss technology away.
How do I make friends with the future-present and my own virtual self!?
Is my virtual self changing my real self, or vice versa?
Now that I am so immersed in my technology-heavy life, could I ever live my life without it again? Am I capable of that!?
And why am I pondering all this... is this part of growing older and wishing some things would stay as they were in the past...?
If my virtual self stays young, will my real self then stay young forever!?
Is the singularity only starting, or are we deep in it already? Am I a simulation!? Is this the Matrix!? What IS the matrix!?!?
Some thoughts & wishes on a changing world.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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