Just felt like writing incompetently on issues I've already discussed a thousand times over.
Are we slaves of the internet?
Slavery, for its effectiveness, relies on utility. And the internet is undeniably the fastest growing need of the proletariat. One might call this completely subjective, as many do not as much as own a computer. But for those who do (and constitute a considerable part of the population), depend on it for more than their local news. Internet has now become the world’s largest community. It allows its consumers the option of choice and grants them the freedom of speech, one with no parallels. This makes it (for those with access) the ideal choice for both interaction and information gathering. Given that it is a major part of all our lives, in a subtle way it has enslaved us. Its absence would not only disturb peace but will leave a void in all our lives. This unquestionable need and dependency has strong implications, as we not only rely on the internet for sociality but we now see it as a valuable and impeccable source of information, ultimately contributing towards its potential of socio-politically enslaving the common man.
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List of books and movies you should read and watch this summer:
-Amor Estranho Amor (1982) R (you have been warned)
-The Green Mile (1999) R
-Eraserhead (1977) R
-Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) PG
-Good Will Hunting (1997) G
-Pulp Fiction (1994) PG
-Fight Club (1999) R
-Hot Fuzz (2007) R
-Zeitgeist - The Movie Unrated
-Reservoir Dogs (1992)
-Garden State (2004)
-Dial M for Murder (1954)
-Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
-12 Angry Men (1957)
...I should stop before your summer ends. (This is a growing list)
-Animal Farm -George Orwell
-Life of Pi -Yann Martel
-A Clockwork Orange -Anthony Burgess
I wish you a great summer, seriously.