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Tech-Tonic? Is Society Self-Medicating Through Technology?

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Having grown up in the Age of the Internet…. (Windows 95 and AOL hit when I was in the 4th grade) I feel qualified to speak on how technology has both integrated society and simultaneously ripped it apart… I honestly wish that the integration of technology into our daily lives would have benevolently assisted humanity and on some level, I guess it has set us free. Intellectually speaking I think there has never been a better time to be alive in modern technological history.

But emotionally, this might be one of the most painful times in human history. If you haven’t noticed the family and societal problems all around you, I’m here to tell you that they are very real, and very painful. Broken homes are the new norm, young people routinely have sex with one another before they know each other’s last name. Self-Sadism is at an all-time high. Addictions of all kinds are off the charts, emotional suppression through antidepressants affects 50 million plus people. Entire swathes of people in tech society are unable to effectively communicate with one another outside of the internet, or their smartphone… (A point that has been beaten to death)

But I’m not here to rehash old theories of how technology is causing the disintegration of society because I think that technology is showing people first hand the covert, and overt dark side of society; which is a very healthy thing. As sometimes you have to trudge through the dark side of life to get to the light. It may be ugly, but the mass influx of pornography and the conspiracy movement show people first hand the darkness that is occurring in the superconsciousness of the planet. People use each other as slaves to their own personal gratification, and we look at others from a disconnected, digital phantom perspective…

What do I mean by that? Well, I mean that we see each other as not real, digital ghosts if you will. This is part of the training happening through the mass influx of media into the mind. Everything becomes fiction, and we shut down normal emotional responses because the Television and Computer have trained us to not have a reciprocal emotional response to what we are seeing. Television and most other digital content end up being a one-way medium. Where we consume but give nothing back… When there is no creative or emotional release of this dark digital content, repression occurs, and it’s a hard habit to break. People in the business world are especially guilty of this… That’s why I speak about it in my newest book at length…

My New Book is Entitled…

Startup Fever, How Crowdfunding Will Rebuild the American Dream!

Check out my book here.

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Point being, If we cannot connect to one another as humans, then we are forced to connect to each other as robots… How would Robots interact? Well perhaps they would be wheeling around town, and plugging into one another to download information, share information and compile data. Sadly this is what most human relationships are turning into. People have not figured out how to have meaningful relationships with one another because they are responding to one another in a strictly surface level, creating a “give me mine, and move on” type of interaction system.

Technology doesn’t have to affect us like this, but until people start looking inside themselves for the answers, we will have a really hard time trying to reverse this cycle. With the entire crop of new business leaders worshiping Steve Jobs and Elon Musk like some kind of collective technological messiahs, we are in grave danger of shutting down our human emotional inputs completely and totally.

This trend could easily be reversed by integrating nature back into everyone’s daily routine. A large part of our societal disconnection comes from our lack of interaction with nature in our daily lives… I generally recommend that my clients take an hour or so a day, to themselves to walk barefoot (weather permitting) or do some form of nature-oriented exercises… Because what are we without nature? Obviously building more cubicles won’t solve this problem. Nor do you see animals acting in this neurotic emotionally disconnected nature. So let’s take a page out of their book and start to connect meaningfully back to ourselves, and the basic building blocks of life. Because we shouldn’t have to think all day every day, a still mind is an open one…

What do you all think about this phenomenon? That’s the important thing… Please leave your comments, and share this with your network if you think they could benefit from the information.

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Sincerely,

Austin Muhs

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Austin is an experienced Astrologer, Numerologist, and a veteran Tarot Card Reader. (www.astrologybyaustin.com (And more recently a veteran Cajun Relief Member... www.cajunrelief.com) He has also studied the occult sciences for the past six years. Austin’s spiritual quest began at the age of 19 when his father died. This tremendous loss filled him with grief and led him down a negative land self-destructive life path. After immersing himself in the way of Psychology, Philosophy and Spirituality he discovered Meditation and the Hermetic Arts and was guided out of the darkness that had befallen him. It was precisely at this time that Austin learned a valuable life lesson about how he could help himself. He realized that the only way to make life a rich, rewarding adventure was to help others. Astrology, Tarot, and Numerology offered him a new avenue that enriched his quest of making a positive difference in other people’s lives. This holistic approach gave him a thirst for self improvement and led him to become a Tai Chi and Chi Gong practitioner; and instilled in him a deep love for nature. All his life experiences and accomplishments gave him a personal philosophy: in order to make life rewarding he needed to do his part to make the world a better place and in order to make the world a better place he needed to help others because helping others was really all about healing himself. This personable, caring, authentic behavior is what separates him from other practitioners in the field. Book a session with Austin and experience an immediate, positive shift in your life. Be prepared to ask the deeper questions about where you truly want your life to go. Astrology, tarot, and numerology allowed Austin a new avenue of expression and a way to make a positive difference in others’ lives. He is also a Tai Chi and Qi Gong practitioner, in addition to having a deep love for nature. His personable, caring, authentic manner is what separates him from other practitioners in his fields. Book a session with Austin and experience an immediate shift in your life. Be prepared to ask the deeper questions about where you truly want your life to go.

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