Understanding the Technology Paradox
Most people have computers in today’s modern society. What most people don’t have is the supplies for creating art. I mean that artists canvas’s and oil paints are expensive and hard to use. If you had a blank canvas would you know what to do with it? What about a blank page? Would you have any idea what to write, or how to say it?
The television has made people want to consume without regard for what is good, or even best. The idea most people have about technology for many years has been that it was going to give us the dream life. Instead people don’t see potential, they see technology and that scares them. It’s sad that people don’t see that blank page as potential. Having a computer is like having an unlimited number of blank pages for you to write upon. The only thing that you have to have is the desire and build your skills to learn how to write. Or Draw, or take photographs, or paint.
What about Creating?
I was talking with my mom about this blog post and she was saying that people wouldn’t even know what to do with a blank canvas these days. As if people’s minds are so dead that they can not think about the possibilities anymore.
The mind set that the television set has left you with is that you have to be a passive consumer that eats every junk food bite they try to feed you and you never get to create your own food.
It’s like being in hells kitchen where you sit at a table and the chef is the devil and you have to eat everything he serves up. That’s television for you.
The point about technology is that you have to put something into it to get something out of it. If you write then you get something back out of it in the end.
If you use a computer for photography then your putting images in all the time and getting finished results back out of it.
A new frame of mind!!!!
Somehow the television has blinded their minds that they could eat more than mindless crap. It’s like they have been staring at the sun and now they are blind and stupid.
If you are not able to use a computer then please pick up paint brushes and canvas, but I assure you we are not going back to typewriters. But everyone should have pen and paper, so what’s your excuse for not writing?
It seems everyone has a computer these days, but people don’t see the blank page, or the canvas of which to create upon. I know you fear change and hate what you don’t understand, but please try to create something. If the book you want to read hasn’t been written, then you have to write it yourself. The point is to do more with your life. Use the tools you have and do something great!
Get busy on that computer and cook your own dish. Then serve it up and enjoy it. It’s better than eating mindless shit that is served from hell’s kitchen.
Too many people see technology and get scared that they don’t know how to use it, the problem isn’t the interface, but their mindset. To change people’s mindset they need a helping hand to show them what they can do with it. Technology isn’t ugly, it’s come a long ways to becoming something beautiful, the problem is that people fear change and fear ever putting anything into the box.
Reach That Goal
Technology isn’t the end goal, it’s only the means to the end goal. The point is that people have tools to create with that they control and use to their own ends. What they do with it is up to them. Impress me and do something really cool. Turn your television off and start doing something productive. I know you can do it. Stop eating everything the media serves up, start to be a picky eater.