Monday, May 9, 2016

Transparency and migration

One aspect of globalization and pocket-instant media is that we now live in a fish tank where the entire world is able to sees us, can observe what's going on in our lives and is fully able to make comparisons.

We post our trips to Belize, China or Australia on social media for the entire world to see it, even if in the process it makes some of our neighbors a tiny bit jealous.

This also can signal burglars that our homes are open for business while we are playing thousands of miles away.

Then, we don't quite understand why Afghans, Iraqis and Syrians are blowing through the old mighty borders and are invading Europe from all corners.

In these days of total transparency, inequality is becoming that much more obvious that it creates an irresistible attraction and any attempt to control it is seems in vain.

Now might be a propicious moment to put our addiction to social media to rest for a while...

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