Essay: “Those Five Seconds of Fame”

I have mused before on how our modern society with its high speed broadband connections and smartphones, which always keep us connected with the rest of the world have made us more impatient. We crave news when it happens, we watch live feeds of Apple revealing their new iPhone and we keep ourselves updated on Twitter and other channels. Yet there is also another side to this; that we want to showcase ourselves on the net, to make our mark and contribution to that stream of information. This is something that taps into an old desire we all carry within ourselves, it’s that we all strive for immortality in some fashion. In some way we all want to leave our mark on the world before we leave it. Continue reading