Hello, and welcome to the Brandt America, the only nation where your rights are controlled exclusively by my freedoms. Like many of you, I have grown rather fond of these new fangled contraptions known as Comp-u-ters. Or the computer for short. It helps me do the things I have to do in a day. It also allows me to watch at least 50 videos about cats a day. There so cute…
Anyway, everyones in a hullabaloo about this computer technology stuff, and where it’s going next, and how long till my toaster and coffee pot can start making themselves? When will I be able to sit at home in my underwear and socks, watching lost re-runs while an android does my job? And most importantly when can I sit online and shoot wolves via helicopter? Oh… I can already do that… wel then…uh never-mind. My point is that everyone’s so focused on the literal effects of technology that we forget about the effects it has as a form of communication.
I’m lucky enough to have been born after 1990 and I’ve had the benefit of not having to communicate verbally with anyone I didn’t want to. Instead of having to talk with the room-stealing drama queen I call a sister, I can just send her a text telling her to leave my shit alone, cause that Starwars action figure loses all of its value if it’s taken out of the box!!! No more obnoxiously long visits with Mamaw and Pop-Pop, now i just call them, and politely walk away from my phone while they ramble for the next hour or so. Don’t worry I’ll pick it back up when I finish writing this blog.
The new age of computers has given free reign to what I like to call the expressionism of the unintelligent. Whereas in the old days you used to actually have talent to get a spot in front of television camera, or be a writer in order to journal your columns in a paper, today everyone and there bitchy sister and grandparents can make upload their opinions and stupid videos, none of which pertain to cute kittens, online for the world to see. A prime example of this is the blog which (though unlikely) you are reading right now. What makes my opinions special enough to be read? Well the answer is clear, I’m much smarter than anyone else you’re likely to encounter, but i mean if this blog was written by anyone other than me, what would make it worth reading? Nothing save the fact that it’s here and you’re bored. My point is, that while you’re out there waiting for your new iphone 10 to come out, the more important parts of computer interaction, the communication and actual interaction parts, are going on right behind you.
I’d like to end with this quote,“The most compelling reason for most people to buy a computer for the home will be to link it to a nationwide communications network. We’re just in the beginning stages of what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough for most people – as remarkable as the telephone.”– Steve Jobs. We are just a few short years from never having to talk to anyone ever again. With this good news in mind, this is Aaron Brandt, wishing a Great day to The Brandt America.