Promote These Dreams Staying In Reality
And now, to the final chapter of this article series where I promote the evolution of mankind through social technology.
This time around, I think I may get into the realms of science fiction. Or, at least, it seems that way sometimes. If the purpose of science fiction is to dream the future, then those dreams are popping up in the real world.
Because, with this spreading idea of interconnectivity on a cultural level, we are seeing its oddball adaptations along with its more expected ones.
Where once was simply communication for the sake of learning and socializing, groups, like all good cells in a larger mass: specialized.
Uber and Lyft showed you can use the urge for people to help— along with a monetary incentive—and circumvent the old systems. Asking a question and getting an answer is the power of the collective search engine, and now more and more the same could be said of any request.
“Who wants to buy this?” “Can I get a ride?” “Who wants to party?” “Let’s go out on a date.” “Let’s hang out.” “Get drinks with me.” “Let’s play a game.”
All of these, if a person is willing, now have avenues to answer them. No need to search around town if you are without an option: ask the void and it echoes down the connected lines with usually at least someone willing to answer.
Amazon, the megastore of the new generation, plays on this idea. No more shall we struggle to find some product we need, now we only have to make the request with cash and it is brought—often cheaper than another way.
Some may call this lazy. I call it the future. As long as we can find bigger problems (and the world certainly has them), then we can use all the labor-saving we want–as long as it does not contribute to those same problems.
And, though it may seem like fanciful thoughts from the futurists and the dreamers, I believe we will see a country where we can all live connected and help each other by our connections.
Promote A Celebration Of What We Can Now Achieve
One man or woman can walk the sandy beaches of Clearwater and broadcast the beautiful sunset, and then when it gets dark, begin a party that everyone knows about and all find impromptu new social interactions at. The ones unable to drive, driven by others. Food delivered in mass at a whim. And anyone who cannot attend still can be there in digital and treated like they are there in the flesh.
That doesn’t even sound like the far-flung future anymore.
It sounds like 2016.
And that, at the end of the day, is what I can promote. A culture of people. Not of class. Not of exclusivity. Not a monolith corporation. But people. Helping and creating and celebrating with other people.
I can promote it wholeheartedly.
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