We are constantly wandering through a digital wilderness that looks like this one. It is enticing, but very easy to get lost in. It is simple for one to wander aimlessly for hours through a beautiful garden such as this. It represents various forms of social media such as:
In this book by Strauss and Howe they describe the cyclical pattern that history falls under. They state that every 20-22 years their is a changing of phases. The eras are high, awakening, unraveling, and crisis. They argue that we are currently in a crisis era, but it is not the initial event that defines an era. It is the response to the events that define an era.
Are we a lost generation that is ever learning? We claim that technology and the digital world is educating us, but we are not really coming to a knowledge. We are losing ourselves in the pursuit of whatever you want to call it. The prime characteristic of the Lost Generations was confusion. I believe that we are just that, confused.
As Kevin Gilbert states, we rely too much on the digital world. We rely too much on the pictures that we take and upload. It is creating confusion and chaos, because we do not know how to navigate through this digital wilderness.