Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?
Use the following words to fill in the gaps in the text:
conforming, express, re-classify, touchscreens, precious, self-worth, stimulation, span, vanity.
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Did you know the average person spends four years of his life looking down at his cell phone?
Kind of ironic, ain’t it?
How these (1) can make us lose touch.
But it’s no wonder in a world filled with iMacs, iPads and iPhones.
So many ‘is’, so many selfies, not enough ‘uss’ and ‘wes.’
See, technology has made us more selfish and separate than ever.
Cause while it claims to connect us, connection has gotten no better.
And let me (2) first Mr. Zuckerberg, not to be rude but you should (3) Facebook to what it is, an anti-social network.
Cause while we may have big friend lists so, many of us are friendless, all alone cause friendships and more broken than the screens on our very phones.
We sit at home on our computers measuring (4) by numbers of followers and likes ignoring those who actually love us.
It seems we’d rather write an angry post than talk to someone who might actually hug us.
Am I bugging? You tell me.
Cause I asked a friend the other day, ‘Let’s meet up face-to-face.’ He said, ‘Alright. What time you wanna Skype?’
I responded with OMG, SRS and then a bunch of SMHs and realised what about me? Do I not have the patience to have conversation without abbreviation? This is the generation of media over
Chats have been reduced to snaps.
The news is 140 characters.
Videos are six seconds at high speed.
And you wonder why ADD is on the rise faster than 4G LTE but, get a load of this.
Studies show the attention (6) of the average adult today is one second lower than that of a goldfish.
So, if you’re one of the few people or aquatic animals that have yet to click off or close this video, congratulations.
Let me finish by saying you do have a choice, yes, but this one my friends we cannot auto-correct – we must do it ourselves
Take control or be controlled, make a decision.
Me? No longer do I want to spoil a (7) moment by recording it with a phone. I’m just gonna keep them.
I don’t wanna take a picture of all my meals anymore – I ‘m just gonna eat them.
I don’t want the new app, the new software, or the new update.
And If I wanna post an old photo, who says I have to wait until Thursday.
I’m so tired of performing in the pageantry of (8) .
And (9) to this accepted form of digital insanity.
Call me crazy but, I imagine a world where we smile when we have low batteries.
Cause that will mean we’ll be one bar closer – to humanity.