Dear Past Earth,
Humans are social creatures…this is the only thing the human being would never lose. It is in human’s nature to love interacting, sharing experiences with people who have the same preferences as he does. Everyone wants attention…Company…Someone to care about him/her.
What you call future, I call present. What you call technology, I call Heaven and Hell.
This is Chronos, the new world. It all started with the Media Revolution with the Internet at the end of the last century. Everything related to the old media vanished: Gutenberg, the radio, television. Devices that replicate the five senses are available in the virtual world. Reality can be replicated in Best Life. The Internet unifies all the social content: Facebook, Twitter and Hi5 become one under the name of Tweehibook, THB for short.
In 2048, Microsoft launches Chronos, Best Life’s standard interface. THB in partnership with Best Life becomes the World’s Population Evidence System. Every new born child must have a Reav, real-avatar, account in this database. Otherwise, the parents are punished with years of jail. Books, articles, images…all are now just pure knowledge flow. Everyone can change their Reav appearance. People become who they want and share the memory, the experiences, the feelings, but all these are recorded on their THB account profile, in order to maintain a Some facilities require addicts to complete the process before enrolling in a rehab program. high security level. Memory selling becomes a normal trading. Multiverse is created, a company that replicates reality. You can be on Mars or at your Tweehibook friend’s house. It’s the new “real”. Different cultures can now be brought together much easier. Everybody can be friends with everybody. The concept of static information, books, articles, images changes and is transformed into pure knowledge flow. Man is everywhere, he is anybody, he knows everything. Nothing can stop him. Not even the language barrier. On Earth there is only one language as it was before the Tower of Babel incident, as it is stated in The Book of Genesis, “And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech”. Racism is no longer a word. World peace is no longer a dream.
The bonds among people are so tight, thus scientists believe that in 1,000 year’s time people will be able to use at least 60% of their brain, enabling the communication through telepathy. All as one. My thoughts are your thoughts: pure energy.
To be this the future of communication or not to be? Wait and find out.
The future you
Acest eseu este castigatorului unui PREMIU special in cadrul 2010 Shakespeare School Essay Competition, grupa de varsta 15-19 ani, avand ca tema “Discuss the role and future of social networking sites hi5 and Facebook“. Premiul a constat intr-un discount de 25% la orice curs intensiv de vara de limba engleza la Shakespeare School, precum si in carti si alte cadouri de la Diverta si Fischer International. Dorim sa o felicitam pe Brindusa pentru faptul ca s-a evidentiat din peste 3100 de eseuri trimise la concursul national de creatie in limba engleza organizat de Shakespeare School si ii uram mult succes in continuare!