Psych-Tech 3 “ alienation”

As I began to write this blog – I googled “alienation” and the first thing that popped up was a video game by Sony with the same name. The introduction of the game mentions “With hordes of alien creatures swarming across the planet, you’ll need to work together with up to three friends to devise tactics and keep each other alive under mounting pressure.”
In “ alienation”( psychological and not video game),what suffers is the connection within and without.
I feel impelled to make reference to the recent horror of “ shooting in Oxford School”. It’s not the first in the States and unfortunately would not be the last as much as I hope it is.
As per the media there is no clear reasons why this high schooler would do this horrific act to the same schoolmates who could as easily be “ his three friends to fight the Aliens”.
It’s an assumption but going by the past incidents say that of Columbine shooting way back I propose we examine how “ alienation” plays a role.
I googled again-
“Alienation occurs when a person withdraws or becomes isolated from their environment or from other people. People who show symptoms of alienation will often reject loved ones or society. They may also show feelings of distance and estrangement, including from their own emotions.”
My proposal is that the sum total of technology “creates strong undertows to push us into alienation”
“ we would have to be smart swimmers to avoid these currents”
Question is how?
The first step is “ awareness” and what facilitates awareness is appetite for “ brutal truths” and “ looking in the eye of the tiger”
In my next few blogs I am going to explore the relationship between “ technology” and “ alienation”

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