Human Emotion (in the future)
Thu, Jan 24, 2008
Honestly, if the trend in social relations I'm noticing (based on my own observations) continue the way I imagine it to be, I think people will most likely develop increasingly and selectively apathic towards one another.
With the advent of social networking sites and media sharing, it seems to me that people with access to internet and cellphones are becoming highly choosing in their human interactions. So, if you don't correlate with my interests or values, to me you're not worth spending a lot of time with you. It's simply not efficient of my time and fleeting interest levels.
The classical nuclear family model will probably continue to dissolve some more. I get the impression that people are caring a lot less of their close and extended family, more about close or distant friends.
I'm not saying people will stop experience joy, happines, friendship and positive emotions but our descendants will probably experience a vastly different social environnement from our parents generation of the pre/post baby-boom of the 50's.
Electronic networks and virtual realities really came and changed everything.