Wake up in the morning and the first thing I reach for is my phone. Still rubbing the crust from my eyes and I’m already buzzing around the Twitter-verse. Scrolling down my timeline as everyone tweets their simpleminded thoughts, complaints, and not-so-funny jokes, I come to realize this is a form of exploration through technology. I read the endless posts of “What are we doing today?” and perceive that this is my community, all compacted into a 4.50 x 2.31 x 0.37 inch iPhone.
Walking down the street, I notice everyone is attached to a phone screen. There are some people who are so repulsed by this image of necessitate, but I find it wonderful. This is the new age, the technology age. When I see someone texting, I consider their actions to be that of exploration. They are constantly interacting with someone who resides away from their vicinity, investigating the havoc of another person’s mind. When I see someone playing a game, I imagine the gears in their head turning. They scrutinize every single one of their actions, and ultimately learn more about themselves; What they’re capable of and what they enjoy the most. When I see someone blogging, I know for a fact that they are exploring. They are riding on a direct line to another human’s thoughts. The ideas are typed into words, or shown in photographs, and shared for the rest of the world to see. Bloggers create the easiest (and cheapest) way to explore our planet and all of its inhabitants.
Just as technology is a direct source of exploration, it is an indirect one, as well. Flipping the channels to HGTV, I may find myself looking at beautiful islands that I have yet to visit. If I then felt the need to go on a vacation ASAP, I would just hop on one of the many websites to consider my options. Using Hotwire, I could find the perfect hotel to stay in within a matter of minutes. Not forgetting about transportation, I could also use Kayak for the cheapest flight to paradise. This utilization of technology creates a bridge to the investigation of my choice vacation spot. After easily getting to where I want to go, I can (directly) use Siri to help me explore the best local restaurants as I’ve already (indirectly) used the Internet to bring me to the spot of inspection.
Stepping away from the higher technologies, I could also express my exercise of simpler technologies to help my investigation. Noncomplex things like light bulbs have helped me so very often. I wouldn’t have been able to see the insides of the dark caverns of the Shenandoah Valley, or walk down the streets of Night Life in Miami, or even simply read a book past sundown without the use of a light. It helps me understand the way our world works, past the hours of the sun.
Woke up this morning and I immediately reached for the computer. Logged on to Fastweb and searched for a new scholarship to apply to. Typed a minimum 500 word blog post and currently hoping to be the chosen one. Using this post, I could be awarded a $2,000 scholarship to help pay for my higher education, indirectly helping me explore new horizons and the mysterious future that lies ahead of me.
what if the coins you find randomly at the bottom of drawers and in between couch cushions are actually from spiders trying to pay rent
we’re halfway thru april, u know what tht means?