Are we really connected?

Are we connected?

With the new year upon us it seems a good time to start this blog, so here goes.

So much of modern life is predicated on a notion that we are all connected, all the time. It’s pretty easy to feel this way too, in fact it’s almost unavoidable.

But this blog is set up to question, if not dispel that idea. In fact a lot of things make a lot more sense when you flip it around. Now more than ever before, people are living on many different globes. Societies and countries seem violently polarised. Divisions are clear cut from afar, but made up of even smaller divisions up close. Face-to-face contact seems to be a precious commodity. And yet despite all this, there’s a disproportionate emphasis placed on the overarching idea that we are all connected. Or is there?

When we take a step back from our screens, is the global age really that different? Is it really more connected or less? Or the same?

This blog is a space for thinking differently (even dangerously) about people and culture in the ‘global’ age. It’s a space to tell your stories, offer your perspectives, and get a glimpse into other people’s worlds, because after all, behind every person is a human.

At the end of it, this blog hopes to get to the bottom of just how truly connected we really are, and hopefully, genuinely, find a way of talking about connectivity which reflects our world in a more meaningful way.

But what do you think? Leave your thoughts below or discuss other’s (I’ll try incorporate some ideas in the next post). Write a blog in response and I’ll gladly reblog it. Or just introduce yourself. Let’s start connecting.

Cheers,

Mark

PS: Happy new year!

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3 thoughts on “Are we really connected?

  1. Great idea. I’ve been working on a post about connections. Not exactly about this but relative. I’ll give some more thought. I hate the loss of face time that came with smart phones, that is fact. Though I have enjoyed the relationships on WP though they lack the eye contact again. Happy New Year.

    • Thanks for your comment Mike, WordPress does seem to have an intimate feel about it, seeking people out is more than the click of a button and requires effort. Maybe it’s that sense of effort which is the difference between true connection and just the illusion of connection. I’m following your blog now, so looking forward to checking that out.

  2. Pingback: No question: We are not connected | We Are Not Connected

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