What Are We Really Searching For As We Google Our Lives Away?

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We drive recklessly down the information highway leaving a trail of intellect in our wake.
Distracted by statuses through which people seek attention by spreading unchecked information, trending videos or hate.

All of us Disciples of the God of Progress to whom we’ve sacrificed our words for Acronyms, our privacy for Faces and grams of instant space, as he provides us with the fuel to drive faster and faster into virtual oblivion at an ever increasing pace.

Barely even communicating through the constant back and forth of incomplete text.
Now a species obsessed with emojis, and swiping right for the hope of unattached sex. Short attention spans causing us to miss the importance of ‘what’s now,’ constantly wanting ‘what’s next,’ and yet…

We dive together into the tangle of this man made Web, like schools of fish swimming aimlessly around an invisible Net.
Dodging pop ups, bugs and Viruses, as instant, online access to goods tempts us with a million cheap reasons to feed the monster called Debt.

Content to log on and inhale the new opium of the masses, we think we’re protected by passwords and firewalls as we smoke it fully and passive. Then claiming it’s safe we pass on our virtual addiction to the next generation with a smile and box of matches.

Our lives now having become a blur of sites through which we browse each and every day.
What are we really searching for as we sit and google our lives away. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

Emmanuel Adelekun is a writer, poet, story teller, martial artist and bboy (break dancer)

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