Spotted on Roundup Russy’s Blog
When recently interviewed backstage at the Prudential Center in New Jersey, Busta went into his frustration with technology. I chose not to include the video because he got VERY excited and used a lot of profanity!
He went in by saying:
If me and my dude are in the hotel on the road on tour and we have connecting rooms, so he doesn’t have to go out in the hallway to speak .. the dude [with no one in the room] starts texting me!!
“The computer has made people lazy, the computer has made people interact less, ITS DEHUMANIZING PEOPLE HOMIE”
“Because now when the same dude who sent the text and I misinterpret what I’m reading because I can’t feel what his real intent was…. Now I respond wrong and by the time I see dude its like…
Yo.. what the **&@ you was talking about in that text!?!?”
Dude: “Nah homie I wasn’t trying to say nothing **&@ed up, you misunderstood”
Busta: ” I wouldn’t have misunderstood you if you had called my phone!!”
“Human Life and interaction has become secondary, I don’t respect that”
So I understand Busta’s point because there are a lot of times now when I text instead of making a call like I used to in the past. There are times that I express myself through channels like this and Status and Twitter updates instead of speaking to someone one on one. But I think this is just the way of the times. Sending out an update reaches alot more people in a short matter of time. Sending a text becomes more convenient because you may be multitasking and can’t spare the mental capacity to loose focus on something else.. (as I am texting right now..lol).
What do you think? Are Twitter updates, Status Updates and Social Media Sites dehumanizing? do you feel yourself calling or seeing your close friends less?