My YouTube Veldt
Back in 1950 Ray Bradbury wrote a short story originally titled “The World the Children Made”. I can remember reading that short story and feeling the heat and stench of the virtual world the children lived in. Somehow the words morphed into imagined yet a very real experience to me. I now wonder if when emerged in our YouTube wonderlands we sometimes feel a tad lost in the veldtland wondering what it is that YouTube is pluging into us.
Despite the fact that I sometimes find myself watching the same Fatboy Slim videos over and over again, I think my YouTube Veldt won’t eat my parents. It’s a perfect day for Bananafish, but as I sit on my porch watching YouTube I wonder what other wonders I’m missing. Luckily, TV can still distract me from such thoughts.