In Uncategorized on April 10, 2012 at 10:11 am

My train this morning made me think of something amazing. With the complete failure of technology at purley station it meant that there was no way to share with commuters what the next train was going to be. So we all had to ask the guards on duty at the station.
A while after that some of the people who had been standing there for a while began telling others what train was going to come next. Commuters were actually verbalising what was going on rather than becoming oblivious to their surroundings.
There was a new respect for each of the commuters as they helped each other out. Why we can’t do this on a daily basis I do not know! But this morning it saw people put down their papers and coffees, take out their headphones and make themselves come out of their invisible isolation bubbles.
Conversation is a wonderful thing, it is much ignored but should be made more important. I have learned about several peoples Easters and how they feel.
It lead me to think about what could happen if the whole of technology just failed, the communication system was just destroyed, would we become more social? Could it be beneficial in a backwards way?
It may be interesting to explore people may respond to the stimuli of other people and actively start and take part in conversation. We may brush up our social skills and therefore teach our children the appropriate ways to behave within the community.
Technology is amazing, but I think humans are more impressive and we need to focus on what we can do as a group and how we can move forward within ourselves.

  1. we might have a slight problem on the blog front 🙂

  2. Maybe it depends on where you live, but when I was young we didn’t have all this technology, except for tv. I don’t remember people talking to each other much then either. Maybe we remember the good old days as being better than they really were.

    • i think that it could be true, i mean everything is better with hindsight although i like to imagine. maybe with technology we are better but its always interesting thinking about what could be 🙂 thank you for stopping by and commenting 🙂 keep smiling

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