When I was a kid I used to read 3 books a week. The deal was when I finished one my dad would buy me another.
I read a lot. Now I read that Facebook have gone shopping again and are buying a virtual reality company called Oculus VR.
In one sense this dismays me. A signal that we are going to be sucked even more into a cyber life that bears little relation to the real world. Some might say that this is a good thing. We only ever hear bad things in the news for example. At least it feels that way. Whats wrong with a bit of escapism?
Escapism is after all what I
was am up to when deep into my books. I don’t hear or see anything going on around me (much to the annoyance of my wife). So just a different form of virtual reality really.
Sometimes I think we are losing touch with real life. We need to hold on to reality. Reality might have lots of bad things associated with it: lost planes, mudslides, war and the threat of war. Reality however has lots of great things. Great things the sum of which easily compensate for the bad.
It’s spring in the northern hemisphere. Best time of year. Feel the sun on your face, hear the birds, smell the grass. Get that barbecue out. Get reality.