Technology is changing so quickly that sometimes the media can’t keep up. While the elderly long for the days of the type writer, youth are downloading the next app to make their life more enjoyable. For the computer illiterate, if this divide continues, there will be a large portion in society who will either become tone deaf or simply tune out these changes.
Today, the typical print media and evening news is on the verge of becoming extinct. With the advent of twitter, camera phones and internet blogs, news is outdated by the time articles are written or news is reported. Perhaps, this may explain the sensationalism in journalism through coverage, headlines and graphic videos.. This desperate attempt suggests the main stream media is losing their power to influence minds as talk shows and pod casts have emerged.
As for the average Joes like me, we might get lost in the shuffle. Yes, I can know how to blog, email and make a video for my youtube account, but too much information can be overwhelming. The less informed may get to a point where they think, “what’s the point,” giving up on technological advances. Regardless of where you stand on this issue, God remains in control. Thus, whether you become tone deaf or tune out, don’t forget to find life by living in the pages of the Bible.
by Jay Mankus