Resistance is NOT futile or Facebook Collective
I met a most unusual human on Friday. This human had not yet been assimilated into the collective of the Facebook society. I was amazed that they had escaped being sucked into the vortex of social media and yet they seemed perfectly happy with their status. I wondered how people are able to remain in the neutral zone of social media. How they have not yet ventured into the restricted or collective zone of Facebook. How are they surviving? How are they maintaining communication with their home world? How do they get the necessary information to function on a daily basis without the combined input of all of those currently in the collective known as Facebook?
And yet there are those who have managed to avoid being assimilated into this world. They are normal looking humans who seem perfectly happy to go about their daily lives gaining what they need from verbal communication and interaction. They do not need to be hooked into the collective to get what they need to make their choices, decisions and their reactions are entirely based on what they feel and think. It seems rather illogical!
Of course there are those who are on the rim of the neutral zone, not quite entirely assimilated into the collective, but just testing the waters, accessing the collective occasionally but still able to operate without it. There are those who have managed to escape total assimilation after having been in for a while, they have managed to find the fine balance between that neutral zone and the restricted zone of the collective. To them I say congratulations, you are back to being a normal human being enjoying real live. To those of us still struggling with a balance I say keep on trying, there will come a time when you will be able to resist the collective’s voice and will be able to control what level of assimilation you allow. You will once again be able to carry on an entire conversation without once accessing the collective. You will be able to respond to human voices and make eye to eye contact again.
As for myself, I am still working on making my level assimilation work for me and working on that fine line between being totally immersed into the collective and being just immersed enough that I can use the information there to help me accomplish what ever my current mission is.
Resistance is NOT futile.
(and yes there is a lot of Star Trek references in here on purpose, so now you know I am a scifi geek too.)
*any resemblance to real or imagined individuals, living or dead, is purely unintentional. All opinions here are solely the opinion of the author. If you see yourself in this post, oops!