The Internet serves as a super body bringing people out of shells. Long ago to be technologically savvy was a buzzword for socially isolated. Eventually this problem was overcome with countless ways to connect to others. Left alone for too long technology wanted to reach out to make friends. Socially it is working out the kinks working to bring everything together.
Everyone is part of a body whether or not they realize it. With over six billion individuals on the planet it is incredibly easy to forget how many of them came together to make life easier. Of course the tragedy of is how success is defined. Individuals who made the world a better place are those whose work became incredibly well-known and celebrated.
What is tragic is how the less-known or unknowns make life infinitely enjoyable for people. In a city that acknowledgment becomes harder to give. Service workers provide the world with everything that could ever be needed: food, products, nice smiles, their name placed on the bottom of receipts never really checked. Yet they make life better for anybody than any invention ever could. Many of the innovators of the world actually made life a bit scarier, almost terrifying in ways unforeseen at the beginning.
Independence is the reason given for the most popular forms of innovations. At the very beginning people thought cars were an unnecessary luxury. Millions of people die every year because they have places to get to and quickly. Nobody questions it. The innovation is accepted as fact, tested, given proper levels of testing to ensure everyone who is on the road should be on the road. Despite the massive trauma an innovation causes it is overwhelmingly accepted.
At this point the Internet remains a brand new little baby still taking in everything. Like any newborn the Internet sees everything upside down. The world makes little sense on the Internet compared to reality. With every new innovation reality gets filtered into the online experience. People meet online. Given the right levels of technology people are able to filter their reality using literal filters from black, white, and grey to lo-fi extravagance.
Humanity needs to work together to overlap to feed off of each other. The world even makes it simple. Shaped almost like a circle the world is trying to tell its inhabitants about the circle of life. People at Disney tapped into that emotion with that whole ‘Circle of Life’ thing on the ‘Lion King’ soundtrack. Others outright rejected it claiming everyone is an island via the Ayn Rand objectivism lifestyle. Ultimately to exist on Earth requires a level of respect for the rest of the world’s population. That involves getting rid of the squares to make way for the circles.