Digital Boundaries: Hashtag America | Wayfaring Tech Nomad



This excellent spoken word poem by writer of words and filmer of things, Alex Sparks, speaks to this idea that our connection to other humans face-to-face, a trait that makes our lives truly authentic, is eroding because of tech's pervasiveness in our minds and culture as Americans:

"We are all both the first born

and a biggest regret.

We make all

of our own mistakes

and I would not ask you to carry your nation's dead;

only your own.

We have forgotten how to live

without pictures to prove it; Life

only happens when it gets tweeted;  

People are dying 140 characters at a time

and we filter everything like it's 1975. 

Tag me patriotic

#America

@afraid_to_act_your_age

sounds a lot like growing up. "