In A Flash

How cool is it that we can hear, see, and speak to friends and acquaintances anywhere in the world. We can be in one place, they in another. It’s possible. It’s 2013.

Think Skype, cell phones, Face Time, Gmail chat. This is what the young population knows. Ain’t no time like the present to connect!

This passage is quoted from Carl Jung’s Memories, Dreams, Reflections at the end of The Tower, chapter 8:

Reforms by advances, that is, by new methods or gadgets, are of course impressive at first, but in the long run they are dubious and in any case dearly paid for. They by no means increase the contentment or happiness of people on the whole. Mostly, they are deceptive sweetenings of existence, like speedier communications which unpleasantly accelerate the tempo of life and leave us with less time than ever before. Omnis festination ex parte diabolic est – all haste is of the devil, as the old masters used to say.

Because of the current omniscient snap-o’-the-fingers communications, are our heads staying attached to our bodies? Or are they detached, living in the future, through the babylon devices we call cell phones and computers?

…slow down everyone, you’re moving too fast…

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