Have you sent a text message to say you received theirs ……….. WHY NOT!!!!
You know who they are. They wear a tool belt/moon bag/accessory holder for all their phones, pods, mp3, pads, phones and wifi gadgets. They look like a telephone line repairman. They even waddle when they walk. They can speak, but like all good children/husbands they only speak when spoken to. You might try texting, or twitting, or twittle or mixingit or skype or other VOIP because it’s quicker. Besides, they will tell you they just don’t listen very well. They hear just fine, but don’t listen. It’s not what they do. They have been called gadget addicts and worse.
We all know the argument about how video games and gadgets are the electronic equivalent of drugs. However, drugs only affect the brain and do not actually become part of the central nervous system, unlike gadgets. Gadgets become indispensable. Take out the gadget and the CNS crashes and the entire system shuts down. Remove the ear piece and the ear will start to close up. Remove the touch pads and they feel isolated due to lack of skin contact.
So with the Nerds, geeks, and gadget gurus, the gadgets have become part of the central nervous system CNS. Taking away these gadgets is like taking away whole sections of the CNS. It’s like surgically removing a chunk of brain, as a result anything and everything that is connected with this gadget simply disappears when the gadget is lost. This can cause serious memory lapses, loss of speech, and can even affect the direction finding capabilities of the owner of said gadget. This data includes such non-essentials as family, school and other community and personal experiences not including friends names so the likelihood of them forgetting their own names, where they went to school or in severe cases even where they live is high.
Adults and nerds, geeks and gurus who don’t care about how they look often wear an earphone headset and can be seen in public gesturing and talking to themselves. The question is, does this make them look/feel important or just look more stupid?
Needless to say these nerds withdrawal from the human race and real time relationships means that they will become even goofier than their nerdy and goofy predecessors. Staring at a terminal too long used to cause a particular strangeness and now this syndrome has simply moved over to cell phones and handhelds of all shapes and colors. There is therefore no need to exercise, play sport or meet other non nerd people. This could lead to the formation of close relationships which would clearly be problematic to the wired and connected by causing conflicting signals. They are starting a new nerdal or geekal culture that will grow in size until it envelops the entire world as we know it.
Unfortunately chronic usage of add on devices results in the nerd’s mental circuitry becoming fried. Offshore research has shown the neurons en masse begin to fray and melt into a sort of soft goo paste. This goo or anti-brain matter causes dysfunctional withdrawal from the real world into the safer and less threatening virtual world.
The wired brain is not free and inquiring; the wired brain is bored, boring and stuffed with spam. Mostly spam. All irrelevant input and no relevant output. That and gooey anti-brain matter.
BTW, did you get my text message about your text message, to say that I had received your text message thanking me and advising me that you had received my text message……….?