…And then this new phenomenon. It is quintessentially an European thing. The advent of this technology will be remembered in the annals of world history as the catastrophic swoop on the world’s cohesiveness, even as it is being hailed now as the linchpin of togetherness and companionship. How ironic! All of a sudden, the tool of institutionalization of soft promiscuity and grand treason alike, is the new civilizational watershed .
The western world, which will go to any lengths to champion individual choices, has the possibly the psychological armour to absorb it and therefore will eventually manage to master the menace. But what about the Orient? Ill-equipped, and having experienced none, or very few of the tribulations and ordeals of emancipation, pillars of tradition are morphing into all-smiles ‘cool’ and ‘understanding’ entities , even as closet Lotharios and nymphomaniacs spawn overnight, and mutate the techno-savvy citizens of the world.
One wonders now, what is the final frontier? When will that golden moment be ushered in by the high priests of technology, O Lord, when individuals will be conditioned to expect NOTHING from other individuals? When technology will rule supreme, and dehumanization of mankind will have become complete?
The humanoids of the modern times appear to have the sane voice at this point. All other views appear to be opposition to modern ideas… What is the good word? Oh yes -obscurantism.
So, here is it. Insidious to some…but a boon to the majority. Never was there a device which so precisely sawed through the human concept of itself. One now better appreciates an astronomical equation one came across once attempting to quantify the average lifetime of a human civilization . It impressed the reader in small measure at that time that the formulator of that ingenious equation had factored in the danger from full-scale nuclear war too. It is indeed amazing how prodigious the human mind is when it comes to inventing weapons of it’s own destruction. It doesn’t take the detonation of nuclear bombs to annihilate life , it take much simpler technology to tear the world asunder.
Human civilization will be ‘defunct’ much before it becomes dead. Technology now has equipped us to pit individual against individual… lines of fissure are everywhere-between civilizations, between states, between cultures. But they are also between individuals, even trying to create a split in the brain itself.
One wonders, how long before we reach the primeval stages of human race again? One positive offshoot of this disruptive social phenomenon at least, possibly , the unraveling(demystification) of the institutionalization of man-woman relationship. At least some academicians stand to benefit. Especially if you are sociologist , observe keenly; you are witnessing social human evolution in reverse. The essence is this: technology provides the cloistered place as the latest fashionable offering. The shift to the new trend produces a new social conditioning. If you question the popular mores, you are a dinosaur. And the dark appeal of the cloistered place cannot be over-emphasized. It’s breathtaking… all encompassing.
Suddenly, sinister individuality has a marvelous three-piece suit and has the face of forbidding authority: we are at the mouth of the cave we left long, long ago in search of light.