Technology creates a mediated and low-resolution approximation of life that does offer utilitarian benefits and some entertainment value. But is it "real" enough to want to substitute much of real life?
When you think of video games and the people who play them, images of guys who have never touched a girl come to mind. But, there are now plenty of games for gamers who would never WANT to touch a girl - gay gamers.
Slash's first solo album shows continuity and expert songwriting despite all of the musical influences involved. But despite its being a solid release, the old school rock 'n' roll can sometimes get a little too reliable.
I love technology when it brings us together, promoting understanding and lifting our collective consciousness, but in this era of instant communication, I'm still finding contact doesn't always equal connection.
Today's Internet-savvy, video game-saturated culture has lulled parents into thinking that children already know what they need to know. But the ability to operate a PC, use a Wii, or surf the Web isn't enough.