|This is me rocking out to some early morning wobble!|
Apart from the obviously HUGE bag-o-info out there on the seas of the interwebs, there are other aspects of the technology that can mess up our natural biological rhythms. Hell, some technologies are turning us into zombies. I'm not even expending many neurons to think of a list to go on here; I'm kind of scared to see how many things I could come up with if I really tried.
|I know, this isn't the original L4D, but it was already made!|
First up on the list are the guilty pleasure of many. Flash games and browser games. They seem to multiply at an exponential rate as time goes on, as someone who can code a game can dump it on the net and get exposure for themselves since EA won't be picking them up any time soon. Farmville and the like are consuming lots of brain time in our world, check this page out for some proof of how far people are taking it. Casual gaming is eating up a lot of brain power for small slices of achievement in tiny alternate universes. Don't get me wrong, I'm a gamer myself, but I play my games when it's appropriate and when I have the time for them. Also, my games aren't Farmville. Quite frankly, Farmville is making me consider calling up Bill and Zoey, grabbing my SMG and going zombie hunting.
Speaking of zombies, when was the last time you had to consciously alter your path to avoid hitting a texting zombie? You know the people - head down, stumbling forward ever so slowly, sometimes even coming to a halt when they have to enter a particularly difficult word. They only notice you when you enter their field of vision, which is about a mere foot in any direction, and raise their head to either give a coy smile or to confirm that you are a movable object they almost collided with. I think the world would be a better place if we waited until we were in a SAFE place to communicate with each other. Maybe I should invest in a chest-mounted cowcatcher and run everywhere on campus.
Oh wow. This post is very quickly turning irritable. Luckily I don't own a cowcatcher so the campus should be safe. If anybody DOES own a cowcatcher I am in no way responsible for what they do with it. Unless they generate huge sums of money from it. It was definitely my idea then and I deserve a fair cut.
Song of the day: David Starfire - Shenai Wobbler (ill.gates remix)
Page of the day: Seven "modern" car technologies that are really a century old
Pocket change: $0.00 .... it's 7am, I really shouldn't have any yet!