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So Connected Yet So...

by Mountain Wings

I was watching a commercial for digital TV when it hit me. We are so connected. 300 channels of television. Remember when there were only ABC, NBC, and CBS?

Internet that connects to the world, now at broadband speed, DSL and Cable move 50 times faster than modems a few years ago.

Cell phones that keep you in touch no matter where you are, the minutes are cheaper and free at many times.

GPS tells you where you are anywhere on the face of the earth.

E-mail, Instant chat, Instant messaging, Text messaging, Voicemail, Videomail. Phones that are more powerful than yesterday's computers.

We are the most connected generation ever.

What is the name of the neighbors on either side and across the street from you? When did you last sit down and talk with them?

The human mind can only think one thought at a time. We can multiplex thoughts and jump from one to another rather rapidly, but we can only think one thing at a time. Maybe we can only handle just so many connections, just so many channels. When we add one channel, we have to disconnect another. There is just so much bandwidth in the mind and spirit.

Maybe we need to push the doorbell button next door instead of the power button because the GPS doesn't really tell us where we are. Maybe, just maybe, it's time to change the channel.

~A MountainWings Original~

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