It’s the age-old question, the source of our existential angst….
Ultimately, it’s a much bigger question than can really be answered in a blog post, or even two or three.
But I’ll give it a try…
So why are you here? What are you doing here in this body? Why are you here, in this spacesuit of skin and bones, looking through your eyes?
It’s clear that the identities and meaning we create through social media aren’t always the authentic version of ourselves, and the freedoms we have sought through the mobile worlds at our fingertips sometimes only serve to keep us more bound up in one version of reality. We have created a vast world for ourselves through technology in the name of broader horizons, yet have somehow managed to stuff our true selves deeper down into hidden places, far beyond the online profiles and photo collages.
Engaging with technology requires us to constantly engage with stimulation outside of ourselves, to seek answers outside of ourselves. We think perhaps we can fill the many voids and spaces within us with the knowledge gained through this continuous engagement with information and content. But what if all the answers we seek already lie within?