Monday, 7 July 2014

Virtual insanity . . .

There have been a few news articles floating around lately with scaremongering tactics about technology in classrooms and the impact of technology on education.  It surprises me that people who write the articles sometimes don't do read all of the necessary material that could inform their writing, rather than stir up a frenzy, stirring the masses to be fearful about things that are slowly becoming a mainstay of the technological changes in society.  But that is also not to say that now technology is here, that it will stay the same - far from it.

And nothing's going to change the way we live
Cos' we can always take but never give
And now that things are changing for the worse,
See, it's a crazy world we're living in

Virtual Insanity by Jamiroquai highlights the perceived craziness that the world is undergoing or in the process of being involved, evolved or devolved - even revolved.  The above verse has environmental undertones, where we misuse and abuse what the world, the fruits of the environment, nature's gifts, has to offer and suffer the consequences for not looking after what we have - because we are always taking, rather than giving.

And I'm thinking what a mess we're in
Hard to know where to begin
If I could slip the sickly ties that earthly man has made

I sometimes wonder if we can slip the sickly ties?
Does earthly man know that the sickly ties that they make will be of use to anyone?
How did the ties come to be sickly in the first place?
And now every mother, can choose the colour
Of her child
That's not nature's way
Well that's what they said yesterday
There's nothing left to do but pray
I think it's time I found a new religion. . .  

Made-to-order babies, eliminating disorders and diseases, seem to be what is implied here in the search for human perfection.  Advances in medical technology would mean that more and more possibilities like this are becoming more apparent - now more than ever before.  With changes like this, it's no wonder that you would turn to a new religion, especially when you think you have lost your way or something has happened that may have caused you to lose faith. . .

Futures made of virtual insanity - now
Always seem to, be govern'd by this love we have
For useless, twisting, our new technology
Oh, now there is no sound - for we all live underground. . .