The Reality

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I would like to think I read more books than I realistically do. It’s a memory of myself -when I could stock up on books from the library weekly, when I only had the distraction of a few emails and penpals online. I didn’t have a television. I was in my first apartment and this was a lifestyle I thought I knew about myself. A funny thought just struck me. I’m sitting on a stool, typing on a low table. This was exactly how I was set up in my first apartment. I think I actually had my laptop on a wooden bench. I sold my desk when I moved most recently and don’t miss it. I also gave away … Read More

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Secret Selves

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This concept has always fascinated me. I am not most interested in knowing what you are up to (though we are all curious), but I wonder more specifically about myself: am I deliberately hiding something or making  an effort to not share or disclose?  We are ALL in the public eye whether we deliberately choose to be via social media or whether we are just casual travelers down an empty street in London. (the cameras, have you recognized ALL the cameras?) Sorry to break it to you, but even if you don’t see a camera, conceptualize the capability of Google Earth, then narrow it down to your physical being. All I’ll say, Raytheon. A local Dallas company. The technology exist … Read More

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Perception Misconception

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The glass of wine I’m enjoying taste more vinegary the second day. It is cheap enough to pour out; or better yet, just share it with someone and finish it the first day. So this is where I’m coming from. I didn’t even look at the date of my last post before anxiously sitting down to do it, not over-thinking I need a specific subject, topic, goal, or agenda. It always comes to me when I just do it. Nike’s quote is Buddhism in disguise. It has taken me a long time to learn timing is everything; beautiful paradox. Why do i feel like a slacker for not blogging? What’s so great about sharing so much? When I post a … Read More

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Fully Engaged

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The pendulum has swung. From the radio to the television to the computer to all the handheld technology, the debate on how much we have become disengaged from each other rose so sharply that it descended just as quickly into the sharing economy.(hinted at in the prior post) The argument is nil, as this picture shows.   We never stopped being present, but more things are being presented to us simultaneously. No one can physically or willingly pay attention to all of it, because we each have distinct taste and only pay attention to what we are interested in. Regardless of the many cell phones sitting on the dining tables interrupting our ‘quality time’ and conversations, we now have more … Read More

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Tech and Our Attention

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I might read sci-fi books and stay up on tech news, but there’d be close to no chance you’d ever see me at Comic Con or playing a video game. On the other hand, virtual reality is something we are all going to have to get used to, at least all of us near and under 30 years old. The Cyberpunk War Between Facebook, Google, and Sony More on its mainstream potential from the NY Times ‘That’s because virtual reality is the natural extension of every major technology we use today — of movies, TV, videoconferencing, the smartphone and the web. It is the ultra-immersive version of all these things, and we’ll use it exactly the same ways — to … Read More

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