A timeless approach

Here I sit – waiting for someone to approach me. Waiting for someone to talk to me. Hello – I’m a real person.

Life was so much easier  before digital devices became both our timepieces and companions.
And so we have become reliant on our devices- be they smart phones, TVs ,laptops or iPads.

A smart tv is but a modern vehicle for searching for information, connectivity and entertainment. An underground train which travels along a tube- like tunnel is also a vehicle. However this mode of travel does not lend itself to the sharing of information in quite the same manner.  Tunnel vision is a worldwide phenomena. 

People no longer share connected relationships whilst travelling- immersed instead as they are busy searching instead for companionship through their addiction to their smartphones. 

What would happen if the network went down?  Would people actually talk together  in public again? Would they take notice of and approach each other? 

Laptops and iPads mean we never stop working even when on the daily commute. No time to connect with other travellers.

Will there ever be light at the end of the tunnel? Will people notice this loss of real time relationships. Will there ever again be a timeless approach to each other?   

This is a response to a Flash Fiction prompt from ‘Putting My Feet In the Dirt’, Writing Prompts hosted by ‘M’.\https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2020/09/01/september-writing-prompts

2 thoughts on “A timeless approach

  1. It could be the best thing for all of us if it ever happened. And yet it could be the saddest day of my life too. Because you see, I don’t have a single friend who lives close by. So for me it’s a battle I face everyday. I hate technology and the loneliness it often brings, but for me it’s the only way I really have anyone.

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  2. Thank you for your thoughtful comment. I do understand that using technology to connect with others is an important and necessary part of life these days. It just shouldn’t be the only way. And of course that is where our writing helps us to build these connections. I live rurally so I also understand the importance of social connections through digital literacy. Even more important in these days of social distancing too. Cheers.


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