Heaven is nothing but stagnation disguised as paradise.
A perfect world where nothing ever happens and there is no growth, no decay,
the perfect resting place for those afraid to face the reality of the chaos that is existence.
It’s a harsh statement, but existence is harsh.
But it is also achingly beautiful, and that beauty cannot exist within a vacuum.
Coming to terms with this is one of the greatest issues of our time, and I don’t have any special understanding of how to make it easier to come to grips with.
Life’s a shit show, and we are all just around for the ride.
The popularity of anime such as Sword Art Online and other works has shown us a glimpse of the possible lives our children could be experiencing in the future, a time where the real world becomes mundane and the online world becomes one of fantastical possibilities.
The actual issue is not people spending all their time online, but of them losing sight of the wonder and majesty that exists in this reality. Most people never leave their city of birth, hell most people don’t even explore their whole city before they die.
There is so much out there to see and experience, and so many of our own physical and mental boundaries that we can push and explore.
The online world is an amazing place, and when we achieve full depth virtual reality experiences it will be beyond belief. But we must not lose sight of all the beauty we have in our own world.
If anything it would be incredible if we can mesh the two worlds together, much like Pokemon Go and others have attempted to do, although hopefully in a much better fashion.
The future, I hope, will be a blending of the two realities, creating a far richer and more meaningful experience, one where our very real animal bodies get the much needed stimulation they need for improvement but also get access to the incredible swath of experiences the online world can provide.
There is so much potential in our technologies and I am still optimistic about the future, even if we manage to screw up a lot of things as we usually do.
Stay positive folks.
haunt my waking dreams
a cruel phantasm of existence
I see myself again and again
a Frankenstein Monster
a mockery of life
just a semblance of what it is
to be Human
To be filled with life
To be whole
Only for these mirror images
to reflect back my truth