Role and future of social networking– by Mircea Neicu, student at Traian Lalescu Highschool, Orsova
Since the dawn of our civilization, the human race has been characterized by one main objective, that of endless socializing. As developing technology has brought us to the point in time that we simply don’t need to go outside to accomplish a task anymore, people are becoming dependant on the new virtual society.
What is the future and how can it even slightly resemble anything we are currently accustomed to? So far, the scientifical advancement has been so unpredictable that nobody could foresee any correct description of the future. However, basing my theory on the current evolution of our society I can predict living in a world without any face to face conversations, a universe in which time is of such an essence that we will accept a global social network for our needs.
“One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.” is one of the most memorable quotes by Mother Theresa that uniquely describes exactly what these social sites symbolize. Every single one of the individuals I might encounter in a lifetime is affected by this contagious disease of wanting to be somebody in a world of nobodies. After such a description I pose a question: is it real? The ones affected by the fever are thus subjective and argue that it is better than one might think. On the other hand, those who are not directly involved scratch their heads in confusion due to the fact that there is more to the problem than meets the eye; it’s a gray area, in a hypothetical world where there are only black and white pixels.
I see both sides of the coin and I think to myself, maybe this is the future, to simplify life to the point that my fingers will grow and extend into the keyboard trough which I express these thoughts; acknowledging the constant technological improvement my only wish is to see people snapping out of this social stun encumbering our minds.
All in all I embrace my immunity to this disease and at the same time I comprehend the reasons why these things are happening. Above all else, I hope this is just a temporary and necessary phase from which we, humans, can draw a conclusion about who we want to be and what we desire to accomplish.
Acest eseu este castigatorul premiului II 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-o scoala de vara de limba engleza de 2 saptamani la Cambridge, un 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 il felicitam pe Mircea 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!