Virtual vs. Real World-1
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The subject of this article may be quite familiar to you. Perhaps hundreds of books have been published on this subject ‘till now excluding other types of media/social media products. It was an insight by myself writing about the things I lived for the last two months. As a Freelancer writer, I want to share some of my experiences I lived about the clash of virtual and real word from my perspective. It will be a big pleasure for me to make any contribution to the community.
The New world order.
First of all, the new world order is about to be established or perhaps already established. I have been actively engaging social media, search engines, advertisement sites, freelancers’ sites, online marketing companies, different types of network channels, etc. except real media, for the last two months. I am just talking about communication or multidimensional relations in the virtual world in which you don’t see those people, actors and sometimes robots working behind the monitors. You’re engaging them and vice versa. I thought that it was a reality in the virtual world. Whether I accept, it is very different than my world but a world engaging in my real world in one way or another. Contrary to its glorious attraction, What I saw was really scared me about the unidentified virtual world. It has, of course, pros and cons.
Experience the attack.
Secondly, I will try to describe what I have seen or experienced. In front of the screen, right after your connection set up, as soon as you log in and make a click to any type of links (deep, short, inbound, outbound, embedded, highlighted…) or hit the keys of virtual/real keyboard, your travel and engagements have already been started. Even without giving the opportunity to use your choice, a virtual world decision-maker takes you to the new and never met before relationships. This reminds me of the scenes in George Orwell’s 1984. An unseen decision maker tries to engage you by preventing your reading enthusiasm and changing your direction to a linear route. I mean other peoples’ engagements and yours move in a linear direction. This decision-maker, at the same time, gets you away from the real world, too. When you are in the virtual world, you already forget eating, drinking, taking shower, sleeping or even going to the toilette ‘till your real-world requirements trigger for the action about your personal habitual activities as a real-world human being. I think this has already been a problem in families and persons’ life from physiological and sociological perspectives. Online game players among whom my son also included, must be the lifelong victims of this virtual world. 😊 Please, do not disturb them in any way! I think they are happy with their virtual world!… Are not those the signs of attacks from the virtual world to our real world?
Sketch how virtual world attacks.
Thirdly, I will try to find an answer to the question of how virtual world attacks. If you want to read an article, watch a video, make shopping or whatever it is that you want to do, third party interferences have already been set up by default on smartphones, desktop computers, and laptops. Those interferences may be;
- A dynamic ad trying to catch your attention by completely removing your pleasure of reading,
- A new arrived e-mail or chat sound that disturbs you suddenly,
- Ending battery charge notifying please charge your battery as soon as possible,
- Unlimited kinds of sign up requests wherever you go,
- New notification colored in a red dot on the right top of your screen, above sign out section, reminding update requirements, renewals or annual payments,
- Another notification from YouTube channel that has already been subscribed before, informs you about new uploaded Subject Matter Expert’s (!) awesome(!) videos, 😊
- An unexpected usual phone call,
- The list goes on…
Some people may prevent those interruptions, but most of us don’t. As a result, we lose time and become more stressful. Those engagements mentioned above get us, especially the children, to forget about what to do next, in the real world. It is a clear sign of attack to our real-world by the virtual world, isn’t it?
Minimize the side effects.
As a result, I will try to highlight to minimize the side effects of this clash. We are all human beings. Even if the virtual world fights with the real world, both belong us. We cannot live also without the virtual world. Because it is a reality of the real world. We can’t go back to the pre-internet era. We should learn more about how to live in both worlds. We can decrease the negative effects of the virtual world by taking it under control but not vice versa. By taking necessary actions on internet platforms, we can overcome the negative effects of it. If we can achieve to use it in a friendly manner, we can take advantage of it. The clash of these two worlds will go on forever. Human beings will not be able to prevent it but will learn more about how to live together with both. I assess that this struggle will go on forever. I believe that people should not ignore overcoming the side effects of both worlds mentioned above. As Albert Einstein invoked, “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” We have to increase the measures for a sober community from different perspectives by using the mentioned imagination. I will try to highlight those perspectives in my next post. Please feel free and don’t forget making a comment or share any types of your respected thoughts with me.
* This article (Amazon products are promoted in this article on certain links to earn from qualifying purchases) has been written by Hakan OZCAN who is an influencer/freelance writer on henoni. You can learn more about him by checking out www.henoni.com