Can you free yourself from the matrix?

Mar 5, 2011, 8:09 AM | Updated: Mar 28, 2011, 3:48 pm


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This weekend is a high tech sabbath: from sundown tonight through sundown Saturday, Google cofounder Sergey Brin and his wife Ann, who admits she has four cell phones, and sleeps with a BlackBerry, will lead a National Day of Unplugging.

All because psychologists like Dr Hilarie Cash keep telling us we need to decompress:

“Use the day to be contemplative, introspective.”

And that at the same time we also need human contact — or as I like to call it, the three-dimensional shared-space interface —

“Make some time for gathering with friends.”

Right — and of course there’s NATURE:

“If you go for a walk, you can actually tune into the sound of birds or whatever you’re experiencing.”

But what do birds do? They tweet is what they do. Incessantly communicating who and where they are. And yes, it’s fine to be introspective, but how will anyone know you’re being introspective unless you poke them. And it’s fine to gather with friends, but how will they know what to bring without an E-vite?

We’re all-in, people! It’s too late.

We don’t do face to face. What if the person gets boring? What if they smell? That’s for bus commuters. Here in the Matrix we don’t ride the bus we’re ridin’ a rocket ship; we’re high on a drug called “This is what I think.” And when the Luddites see that, yeah it melts their faces off, but we have one speed, we have one gear –SEND! We’re all stars in the High School Musical — and as long as we don’t forget to plug the charger in our only problem is deciding which 4G device to sleep with tonight. Goddess Blackberry or Goddess Droid.

Deal with it, 3G losers.

“I got magic, and I’ve got poetry at my fingertips,” says Charlie Sheen.

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Can you free yourself from the matrix?