It’s a typical Spring Sunday afternoon, I frequently spend it going through antique stores or junk shops; it always amazes me what people will through out. Even in this day and age, 2214, I can still find some buried treasure; just the morning I found an old computer tablet, it must be over 100 years old and with a little bit of fiddling around I managed to charge the batteries enough to access what was stored on there.
As I sit here going through various items on the storage device, it’s like opening up on someone’s private, secret world. A life filled with happy memories of family, friends, pets and holidays. Nothing had been removed, eveything was still intact, makes me wonder where did this person go. There are photos and journal entries, links for social interaction sites on this interweb thing people used to communicate and learn with. I cannot access these social interactions, but there is some screen captures of entries from special events like birthdays and weddings.
There is music stored on here, some of which are still considered classics today, some of which has not been heard of for a century. Some of it is intriguing, and hauntingly beautiful. Artist like Pink, Coldplay & Sting can still be heard today. Other arists I am now listening to like Train and others. Bach, Chopin and The Beatles will never change. I am unsure as to the digital quality and think that what we have now gives a clearer, crisper quality of sound.
There are curious games of sorts to be found, individual conquests or to be played in groups, strange digital optical effects and flashing lights, war like games and games of skill and logic. There are games to help with brain training and linguitic skills; was there a genetic problem back then? Or is it a social issue? Titles like Angry Birds, Bad Piggies, Bunny Shooter, Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch Saga & Candy Crush Saga. These games all have angry undertones and seem to be very mean to animals and cartoon characters alike.
This person used to communicate with other social members with forms of digital interaction; using terms I am unfamilar with, email, messenger, inbox me, blogs. They had there own language it would appear, part old english part droid; lol, omg, b4, cul8r and other baffling phrases. Was this a generation whom seldom spoke or wrote a proper language or was it a generation of people who felt the need to make things move at a quicker pace?