This is a remake of the original age of innocence.
We have no control. We don’t know what we’re doing.
The old rules no longer apply.
We get to start over, in a sense. New lovers, first-time touches, secret kisses. Our hearts are the only things that haven’t been completely corrupted.
Everything is done for us. We have no need for new skills. We are fed and automated.
All we have – and soon, all we will need – is each other.
Boundaries have shifted. Communication is instant, between anyone, anywhere. We can see everything the world has to offer without moving from our beds. If I so desire, you could watch me back.
Once upon a time, we would all be burnt as witches.
Look at what the world is thinking. There are many, many people constantly updating us on what they think and feel and do. We’ve never been closer to the collective unconscious, but we don’t like what we see. It disagrees with us.
We weren’t expecting to open Pandora’s box. We just wanted more convenient encyclopaedias and the ability to chat to someone when the insomnia kicks in and the drink isn’t working.
But it is what it is. Maybe we should try harder to understand it.
We aren’t becoming soulless, though. The world is just changing and it’s too late to go back.
We need everything we currently have. This is evolution in fast motion. Turning back now would be close to impossible.
We will reclaim humanity eventually.
Perhaps not in my lifetime.
But you and I can make a start.