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They go on and on. Seriously.... On and on. The same stories over and over with a different twist depending on which one you read. I can get anything I want on my Droid, it practically thinks for me.
I have a Kindle that reads for me, and a computer that spells and writes for me. I pretty much don't have to do anything anymore. The funny thing about is, I'm sick of it. I'm sick of not thinking.
I wonder how many others are sick of technology. I wonder.
I wonder if some day, our children or our children's children will decide to chuck it all and go back to rotary phones and news papers. I wonder if they will demand pure water out of the tap so they don't have to drink it out of a bottle. I wonder if they will stop driving cars and start riding bikes instead, or walking, or demand a mass transit system that goes to every city across the U.S. and eliminate cars all together. I wonder if they will insist on smaller communities where everyone knows everyone and watches out for each other. I wonder if work weeks will become shorter with fewer hours so they can spend time with family and friends. I wonder if they will grow their own food and do away with frozen and canned foods completely.
I think this day is coming. I think people are eventually going to get sick of being medicated to the gills just so they can cope with every day life. I think people are going to get sick of depending on technology to think, speak, and guide them. I think people are going to get sick of cars, traffic, planes, and big cities. I think people are going to get sick and tired of the government saying one thing, doing another, constantly fighting among themselves and never getting anything done.
I'm already sick of it all. I want to go back to rotary phones that aren't attached to my hand. I want to eat organic food that I grow and I want clean water out of the tap. I want to look up at the sky and only see clouds. I want to walk to the store and walk to the diner and walk to the doctor and walk to my friends house, without fearing some medicated or stressed out raging idiot isn't going to kill me with their car.
Would it be so bad to have the social conscious we have evolved in to without all the other crap that progress has brought. Would it? Would it be so bad to speak face to face and eat face to face and travel with strangers who speak? Strangers who aren't so stressed out they actually exchange niceties?
I would like to go back to the 1800's lifestyle, with the civil rights and medical miracles we have now. The way it never was but could be. I hope my grand children or great grand children get as sick of our lifestyle as I am now, and I hope they start a new way of life. It's too late for us. There is no way I'm giving up my Droid and computer. No way. I wouldn't know what to think.