Not so long ago we were enslaved by conquering tribes and kings and, for the most part, civilized cultures broke free from being enslaved. However, built-in our psyche we must love being enslaved because, today, we are enslaved to technology. No matter where you go it seems like most folks are round shouldered and face down, slumped over, hanging their brain over a piece of technology and generally glued to it oblivious to the world going on around them.
The civilized world is becoming more and more enslaved to commercial culture to buy, buy, buy, consume, consume, consume. We are slaves to consumption because we can, because we are entitled to more, more, more. Techno-slavery and slavery to consumption chose us, we did not choose it and it loves us, the desciples to commercial culture.
We techno-slaves do not love people like we say we do. More than people, we love slavery to our cell phones, computers and similar techno-gadgets. We do not trust people any more. Most of us put out an aura of, “Don’t touch me!” We trust our phones and computers and whatever information and pleasure these devices spit in our faces. Forget trusting people, we are enslaved to trusting the technology. Who needs sunlight and the great outdoors? We prefer living under fluorescent lights inside concrete caves.
We buy what we do not need. We spend what we do not have and cannot afford. We want what we do not have and when we get it, it is boring and not good enough so we want more because momma said “Don’t look into the sun!” But, momma, that’s where the fun is! And nothing exceeds like excess.
We Americans are 5% of Mother Earth’s population but we consume 25% of Mother Earth’s resources. We are entitled to consume as much of Mother Earth as we can. By the year 3000 Mother Earth’s resources, as we now know them, will be gone and we love it because we love techno-slavery and the consumption of commercial culture.
By the year 3000 a new fierce scarcity will reign where there is little charity, little government and little wealth. We will live passively, by nature, holding low expectations, upholding simple values of family, childbearing, a good crop and hope…hope for a good harvest. By the year 3000 those who do not work will not eat and all because we loved slavery…techno-slavery and slavery to the consumption of commercial culture.
Techno-slavery loves us…lures us with irresistible skull candy and instant gratification for we slaves…who in turn idolize the technology that enslaves us.