Saturday, January 10, 2009

Response to Toffler post

I can see both sides of the argument.
On one hand, we are bombarded with thousand upon thousands of images, information, etc. With the Internet now on phones, 24/7 news, and the ability to never be out of touch with the world, it can lead to overload, and even withdrawal if the technology is taken away.

But, one can also see that we are immune to sensory overload, and one example can be involved with the media today. With so many stories about death, murder, rape, double homicide, and so on, one does become immune as the talking head jumps from story to story with a casual, almost non chalant feeling.

In regards to the news, I think it is clear to see that stories have gotten shorter, flashier, and have lost substance. Today's generation IS impatient. Not many want to sit down and read a paper, but rather have it beamed into their retinas in 30 second snip its.

So I guess, overall, I don't agree with Toffler's theory completely.

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