Our Analog Life Virtualized

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Life is analog. We live in a complex network of relationships that adds up to a rich and fulfilling life. And technology hasn’t made it better, it’s made it worse for most people.

We want you to be a part of our analog story. The world is growing more and more digital every day, which means you can’t really turn off, but then again, life is not all about work and neither should entertainment, so we are here to help.

Analog Life Virtualization is a blog about life in the digital age, and our experiences of living analog and following the “slow movement” into the virtual world.

We all miss life before technology. Life was slower, more simple. We communicated with our family and friends in person and not through digital communications. I still remember a time when we didn’t have computers, the internet, cell phones, or even landlines.

In this day and age where everything is digital, I’ll venture to guess that most people don’t know what their daily routine entails. Personally, I’m a sucker for good analog tools that help me in my day-to-day life. Maybe you are too? I know that there’s always so much going on in the virtual space.

Our online lives have allowed us to do great things. We can connect, learn, and share information with others all over the world. But that has also led us to miss out on many of the physical interactions around us. We’ve lost our personal connection with the world, and yet there’s a sense of nostalgia that we still want to take part in.

Every day we wish we could take back so many of our memories — both good and bad. ​Over the years, I’ve noted an increasing desire for people to have their lives recorded digitally. It started with a camera or two at first, then advanced to video recorders, camcorders, and phones full of pictures. The latest generation is already growing up with digital archives for every moment of their lives. The urge to record has never been stronger and the means to do so are more readily available than ever before.

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Do you want to know our story? It’s one of analog life virtualization. Technology has gone too far. We’ve replaced all the old-fashioned things like playing in the sand with toys or calling each other on the phone or having face-to-face interactions with real people with digitally enhanced ones. Sure, we have it all: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (but maybe you’re a Snapchat person?). We’re connected all the time. Our phones are constantly in our hands sending and receiving digital information without us even realizing it. We can’t seem to disconnect from social media and entertainment. We’re constantly on call for instant gratification.

We are living an analog life in a digital world. Something nobody talks about and everybody thinks is normal. I am thrilled that you have found us because I know you will grow to love our lifestyle. Life, after all, is analog, and not digital.

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