Saturday, August 7, 2021

Technology and Life

I'm not sure if this one is done but I did a lot of editing, more than usual before posting, so here goes.

Technology and Life

Technology isn’t life.

But it can help you live.

When you feel alone,

it can help you interact with people

without leaving your home.

It can help you find people

with common interests,

from around the world.

It provides a safe space

to create friendships,

so natural,

that it appears to outsiders

that you’ve been friends forever.

Technology doesn’t make friends

Technology doesn’t create relationships

It doesn’t talk, sing, laugh, weep.

It doesn’t hug, hold, comfort, celebrate, commiserate. 

Technology isn’t companionship.

Technology provides a place,

You can live in,

When being in person

is difficult

A place where you can choose

When to interact

How much you want to interact

A place where you can observe

Without being seen

Listen without having to speak

A place you can come and go as you please

Without leaving your home.

Technology isn’t life

But just like in life,

You might get lucky

And make a friend,

just like in kindergarten.

Because they were there when you looked,

and it turned out

to be 

one of the best things

that ever happened to you.