November 4th, 2011
This battle was initiated over 10 years, a shift to the modern information processing within the meaning of online with the Internet, cloud, social networks and smart phones. While initially in the name of pride resonated to allow technically, any time that a message could be transmitted to a device, regardless of location and time that is taken for granted today.
Unnoticed – but steadily – has developed as a complement to the technical connection between the smartphone and their owners. In particular, younger people today are mentally almost continuously connected to the device. Literally this is true for the earpiece, with the one pure runs the latest hits, but also for public games and news, especially for SMS, Twitter messages and Facebook postings of contact persons. Apparently only the number of different offers or interaction has grown, but de facto is a different quality of interaction emerged, declare themselves to new forms of communication, as always with the phone, and even active attention required it.
Conscious man can pursue only edit a task, and, his attention is absorbed, it takes on new events true only in special cases. It follows that an active Web 2.0 users rather perceives what happens further away and he reads in postings, as that which surrounds him immediately. It is unacceptable, shrug, or are worried about the further development of the many affected or involved persons, and finally they run, read their tweets, perhaps to a lamppost. More serious, however, are the possible social consequences of this perception change because the strenuous pursuit of events that take place somewhere else and you can not influence, therefore, can simultaneously results in neglecting his immediate environment, although there intervene very well could.
By the Social Network absorbed student of medicine is so true attention perhaps almost in real time on a new surgical method that is tried just on the other side of the globe, but the infarct in a three rows down the front-seated passengers in the tram he noticed not. The policeman on the way home does not have the masked bank robber escapes and the businessman running past the customer that he had long wished to talk personally.
Goethe has said, “Do you ever wander? Look at the good is so close, “and he called the poem. Memories. But which is usually given when we experience something themselves. But that is ambitious for the WEB 2.0 user no problem because he can, just to come if no new message, search the archives of the old. This is almost as beautiful as watching a film for the second time.