More Positives and Negatives about our modern world in 2011

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Continuing on my theme of Positives and Negatives about our modern world in 2011 from before:

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I was listening to a local radio show the other day.  It was one of those shows where everybody calls in to complain.  The host pulled a fast one and instructed everyone that before they could call in with a negative comment, they had to call in with a positive one.   So here are some more of what I think is positive and negative in our current day and age:

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Positive:All this connectivity.  I really think all this connectivity is really cool!  I like being to be able to text and work and send emails and look at Facebook while I am drinking Starbuck's and driving in my car...I'm kidding.

 everett real estateI find it absolutely fascinating and still a little magical how it all works.  That I can pull up just about any information about any subject at anytime.  That I know the goings-on of my family 2200 miles away.  That I can look at the real estate industry and get information instantaneously as it comes out.  That I can network with other professionals without having to get out of my robe.  (Hence, no video conferencing camera).  I wish I looked like the guy at the left.  I pretty much look like this guy below...Again, that is why no video conferencing.

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It is all pretty cool and I think allows for the exponential development of ideas and concepts, as well as helping me feel connected with people thousands of miles away without having to pick up a phone!

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Negative:  All this connectivity.  I do not have to pick up a phone.  I don't really need to reach out to someone to have a certain amount of relationship with them.  I also think the fact that all this information is available at our fingertips has allowed us to become lacsidaisical about actually learning things.  Why memorize it when I can Google it?  And now with my smart phone on me all the time, I don't have to be!

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I also think that social media sites can create relationships that seem like real relationships, but aren't really.  I may feel like I know someone because I read their blog and correspond with them- but I have never met them, and do not really know what their like.  I think it can create a placebo for actual, real interaction.  I say placebo because it feels real, but does not truly have the same effect as interacting with a living, breathing, warm human being.  You can't Man Hug on Facebook.  They need a "Man Hug" icon in addition to the "Thumbs Up".



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Comments (2)

Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Brian - All true, but I sure wish I had taken typing lessons so many years ago. It would make all this technology easier to use!

Feb 22, 2011 03:35 AM
Nick Krehnke 425-202-5655
All Square Mortgage INC. - Seattle, WA
"Your Trusted Friend in the Home Loan Biz" :)

I have found because I send out a huge rediculously expensive gift immediately after application, they tend to cut me a bit of slack if it goes to voicemail :)

Mar 01, 2011 11:53 AM

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