On Facebook, young people can fool themselves into thinking they have hundreds or thousands of “friends.” They can delete unflattering comments. They can block anyone who disagrees with them or pokes holes in their inflated self-esteem. They can choose to show the world only flattering, sexy or funny photographs of themselves (dozens of albums full, by the way), “speak” in pithy short posts and publicly connect to movie stars and professional athletes and musicians they “like.”
Using Twitter, young people can pretend they are worth “following,” as though they have real-life fans, when all that is really happening is the mutual fanning of false love and false fame
In some small measure I think the doc is on to something. Our brains are changing due to computers.. we are becoming re-wired souls.
Androids of what we once were..
We worship at the alter of false gods online.. Facebook and Twitter and Tumblr and the rest. We think we are having meaningful relationships often.. we drive and strive for attention on social networking. We … well… may be becoming a planet of narcissists *unless we were that already..
Do you agree with the fine Doc or just think he’s over blowing it?