Technology changes human life as we know it just as dramatically as we have changing the world. We are dependent on it for all sorts of things we may not even realize, and it can make us feel helpless and lost. The dependence on technology is a serious issue because it can cause us to believe we are less than we really are.
Technology makes us feel like we are a whole lot smarter and more advanced than we really are. You’ll often find yourself thinking, “This is so cool!” when you see something new and it’s like your brain has been wired to look at shiny objects, and to automatically identify them as cool.
So it goes with dependence. You think you are a smart person because you can always find the most cool technology and technology is the coolest thing. In reality, technology is probably the least cool thing. The only reason you find it cool is because it has been around for a long time and you’ve read books about it. Technology is not cool. Technology is like a brand new car.
Technology is the coolest thing. If you can get a car to drive and you can drive it, you are cool. The problem is that your car will always have a broken windshield, a broken seat, a broken steering wheel, and a busted windshield. And that’s why you might not be cool. To make yourself cool, you need to believe you are cool. Unfortunately the first step to believing you are cool is taking out a battery and trying to drive it.
So, when you take your first step to being cool, you might be driving a car that can only get you to the nearest gas station. And you might have to drive to the closest gas station, but you are still going to get gas anyway. So you might do cool things like run an errand for your local gas station (which is probably a long drive), but the first step you take to being cool might be going to the nearest gas station.
Okay, that’s a really dumb idea. It might not be a dumb idea if you’re at the store and it’s open, but if you’re stuck in traffic, it’s a much more dumb idea. But if you think about it, a lot of cool things that people do are really dumb.
There are a lot of things we do we might not know we are doing. Like what we do on a daily basis, or what we do in the dark of the night, or whatever. But if you look at many things you do, you will find that it is based on something you already know. It might not be a dumb or dangerous idea to walk out to the nearest Starbucks and buy a cup of coffee.
But we can’t just go out and buy a cup of coffee, can we? We can’t just go out and play Call of Duty and go play the game in the first place. When you go to the internet cafe, you are going to spend some time in the internet cafe, and you will have some time to read. But you are also going to play some video games, and you are going to watch some videos. The internet cafe is not a coffee shop.
That is a good point. When you start to really examine the way we use the internet and the way we use and communicate with one another, you will start to see that we really are reliant on a very small set of people. The internet cafe is an ideal place to bring people together for the purpose of playing games, but the cafe is not a coffee shop.
The very same internet cafe that serves you for your internet addiction is also a place where you can go to relax and check out the latest video games. In fact, that is the exact same internet cafe that you are going to use for your time-looping quest. If you don’t like video games, you don’t like video games, you don’t like video games.