The human race a technology as it is playing it seems to be one of laziness and apathy. Adaption after adaption enhances our lives by making life easier. With a touch of a button were able to change our lives completely without any strain of more than a few muscles.
We are already governed by media, technology and pop culture, the human race is no longer a race but a hum drum rhythm copies. We are slowly weakening our independence and soon will have no value to us and we’ll just give it away.
The leap or rather small fairy step from where we are now to a world governed not by humans but by objects does not seem to be such a bad thing. It’ll make life a lot easier considering the hardest thing about getting ready everyday and choice rather than the actual process.
To cut out the menial task of thinking.
Could it be that easy.
Could it be that boring?
Oh yes it can and it now comes with 3 new shades of grey. Grey so you don’t need to strain your brain with the option of choice.
Social objects can and do control every aspect of our lives minutely. Hugh Macleod stated in his blog Gapingvoid in 2008 that “the social object in a nutshell, is the reason two people talk to each other, as opposed to somebody else” he goes on to explain that even though social humans need to encouragement, a reason to socialize with people. “that reason, that “node” in the social network, is what we call the Social Object”
Although the lack of control, or even lack of thought, one has in their daily tasks can lead to serious consequences. Although there are always positives even when we’re thinking of the future and the horrors it may hold.
Social objects have lead us to inventions such as the Internet of things, discussed in Teodor Mitew’s “FCJ-168 Do objects dream of an internet of things”
It is through our growth in communication that we can bring together the internet of things described as a platform allowing the categorization of things. No only can this make it easier for individuals to successfully search the depths and come out with what they were looking for, however also enhances conversation as the social objects are infinite.
As it seems the progression of communication is not reducing its speed. And although we can foresee glitches here and there the outcome may outweigh the consequences. So here’s to a better and brighter/clearer voice and tones more cat videos, as social objects, for learning of course.
Macleod, H. 2008 “Social Objects are the future of marketing.”Gapingvoid.
Mitew, T. 2014 “FCJ-168 Do objects dream of an internet of things” The Fibreculture Journal, Open Humanities Press.