Technology advancement comes not without consequences. The ever-growing infinite virtual realm made us trapped in a hyperreality, we gradually lost all sense of reality. We lost track of time — there’s a lot of things to do but never had enough time to do so.
We grew apart from the people around us. People in the street are robot-like, walking in constant patterns and somehow became less empathetic to their surroundings. Ironically, we even send romantic or meaningful messages we never wrote. We are more expressive and vibrant in our digital persona but dull and grey to meet in person.
We feel alienated in a 42-floor apartment with nothing but a high-spec computer with built-in artificial intelligence. We are given so much information but unable to process it. There are too many options to choose from just to figure out who we really are or things we actually like. We have thousands of friends online but not a single person to drink a coffee with.
Aren’t we fundamentally lonely? And lonelier each day, a truth that almost suffocating to bear. We feel more comfortable and familiar with an AI than a lovely human partner because we feel that humans are too complicated to understand.
Are we becoming more robot-like? Or perhaps the technology that grows exponentially has somehow become human?