If you were born in the late 60’s you enjoy now the perspective of an ‘Analogue World’ in comparison to to our current digital state.
As Hybrids, we have advantages and disadvantages. For instance, we remember how we used to play on the streets with physically present friends, we understood the conundrums of not being in touch and how difficult it was to stay in touch with friends and family. Long distance calls charged $2.50 each minute, dropping coins in the phone booth trying to keep the line opened to say a few words to your girlfriend overseas. Dads were seriously commuting to work 38 hours a week which was enough for a family to afford food house bills and holidays and they didn’t look upon your partner having to work as a good thing. Working online, making a living online is not uncommon nowadays and the missus arriving later than dad or making more money is very normal in our digitised world.
Working online, making a living online is not uncommon nowadays and the missus arriving later than dad or making more money is very normal in our digitised world.
I don’t want this rant to be about the old world and the newer one, but about how technology changed our living conditions so much that we already coined the phrase ‘Technology Divide and we even disregard today, the Divide as the past, do you remember the ‘Silver Surfers’
The Hybrid sees the ‘Old man’ as a clueless about the new Technological world and the little ones so naturally engrossed in their digital reality that there is a rift between the two.