The iReality

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Although Technology helps our lives, it isn't everything. This is just a essay i decided to write on my freetime after i was in a DMV and every other person had either a cell phone or an iPod out.

The iReality
 
 
Breaking news, the iPad has hit the streets! Now when most people here this they run to the nearest computer, and Youtube any video they can find about the new iPad. They will sit there for hours and just watch every video that is related to or is about the new piece of technology. What has happened to our world?
Everywhere you go people have their cell phones out, whether they are texting, talking, or even sending pictures to someone. There’s always that person on the bus with his $400 iPod. The truth is that we all really don’t need these things. Now I know that probably everyone is thinking, “Hey, is this guy nuts, why would I get rid of my knew laptop,” or, “What’s the good reason for throwing away my Xbox 360 Elite?” Well, I can’t give you a great reason, but I can give you my opinion; people just don’t really appreciate how good they have it. They don’t realize that they could continue their lives without playing a video game, or having an 18-gigabyte iPod, or even hacking the world with the new iPad (sarcasm).
Let me give you, dear reader, an example. In the state I live in, cable T.V. has been disconnected completely. Instead, if you want normal cable T.V. you have to buy this dish converter box. If you ask me I think it’s a ploy to get people to buy this stupid box thing and spend like $80 on the damn thing, but that’s my opinion. Anyways, my family didn’t think that it was a good idea to switch over to this dish converter box, so we just winged it without T.V.
At first, this was very difficult and it almost gave me an empty feeling knowing that I was missing an episode of House, or the new season premiere of The Office, but, we made it. Even to this day, my family still only gets entertainment from our T.V. through DVD only. And right now, while I’m typing this, I don’t even have that urge anymore to watch any T.V., as weird as that sounds.
So even though all of these things are a great convenience and make our lives much easier, I think if people want to keep the technological climb going they are going to have to be able to stand back and really be appreciative for all the things they have. Now I’m not a saint in this matter, even right now I’m considering pulling out my MP3 player and listening to a few songs. But doesn’t that just kind of prove my point?
I’m not telling you to get done reading this and throw your couple thousand dollar plasma screen T.V. on the ground and stamp on the damn thing, all I’m saying is, people need to take a breather and realize that our century is way to involved with electronics. Look at the iPad, it does all the same things a laptop does (pretty much). I’ll admit, the thing looks pretty badass, but still, it’s just a waste of money. Apple just wants to rack up some more dollars so they can sit in their big old mansions and watch the little people scramble like ants to pick up these new iPads.
So what I’m saying is, if your going to get anything out of this essay get this; there is more to life than powering down your Xbox, or filling the storage capacity on your iPod/MP3. Just remember, even though on the glorious movie, Zombieland, they say, “Enjoy the little things in life,” this isn’t a Hollywood movie, and to me, there is more to life than an iPod. That my friends, is the reality behind the whole deal. And if you are an iPad fanatic, don’t buy one right now, wait a few months or so and get one when they drop a hundred dollars or so. Thank you for taking the time to read my opinion on technology, even though I don’t think I could live without some of it, as contrary as that sounds.
 
 


Submitted: April 14, 2010

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