"You are terrified of your own children, since they are natives in a world where you will always be immigrants. Because you fear them, you entrust your bureaucracies with the parental responsibilities you are too cowardly to confront yourselves. In our world, all the sentiments and expressions of humanity, from the debasing to the angelic, are parts of a seamless whole, the global conversation of bits. We cannot separate the air that chokes from the air upon which wings beat."
The above quote is taken from "The Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace." First and foremost, I thought the entire article was both creatively and well written. This portion of the article, however, stuck out most for me. Throughout the quarter we have been discussing web forums such as myspace and facebook and how they can be rather foreign to adults. Facebook and myspace have become a significant part of our generation and we have embraced it wholeheartedly. A majority of the older generation, however, has become annoyed with the idea of our obsession with cyberspace. They cannot find the endless positives the web can bring to our society. Perhaps they are so pessimistic because they are "out of the loop." It may be difficult for them to appreciate the web because they have grown up with out and it survived. Nowadays, it is an important part of life. It is often difficult now to attain employment without basic knowledge of computers and its technology. Technology is quickly becoming an important factor in our survival.