By Mariel | March 19, 2012
In this future, social media has been deconstructed to the point of non existence. It’s been wiped off the map. Societies and peoples of the world have become so turned off to facebook, twitter, and the like that they’ve stopped using them. Instead, letter writing is all the rage. People write letters and postcards like tweets. Mailboxes overflow with long letters describing to people what they’ve been doing with their lives, what the weather’s been like, etc. Instead of texting, which has become totally cliche, people call each other. They talk face to face. Instead of subways and streets filled with texting zombies with their faces implanted in their phones, people wave, smile, and look up at the sky as they walk. Stamps become forms of art because people want to use the most stylish stamps on their letters. Phones become tiny chips that one only needs to place in their ear and speak into because their sole use is to actually talk to people on.
Ok so yes, this is kind of completely ridiculous, but could this actually be a future that we’re working towards? Could it be that facebook, twitter, texting, words with friends, and every other social media site could be obsolete in the next twenty years? There seems to be a small trend towards this; every other post on facebook nowadays is a complaint about how the social media giant is taking over peoples freedoms, is super creepy, and how people want out. Probably the most popular sacrifice for lent nowadays is giving up facebook. Twitter is even getting out of hand. I’m so sick of seeing tweets every ten minutes from people I don’t really care about about things that I don’t know about.
We seem to be in a social media thicket; perhaps this is the swell before the drop?
Who knows, but if this post apocalyptic future does come true, don’t forget that I am saying I told you so!