Of note was this paragraph:
"Pressures of living are set to spark ‘hoboism’, a phenomenon similar to the often-discussed trend of ‘switching off’ amid the cacophony of technology and messages clamouring for people’s attention. Against the backdrop of busy and stressful lives, expect the rise of hoboism, digital switch-off, mindfulness and secular spiritualism as consumers take to the land, sea, beaches and mountains in search of meaning mindfulness and an emotional reboot".
These words immediately reminded me of the Nitin Sawhney track Street Guru (Part Two). Here's the video with lyrics following.
You see me walk
You see me fall
You touch the tears
Upon my face
I think there’s going to be a backlash against technology
You know, I don’t know what’s gonna cause it
I hope it won’t be any environmental disaster shit
You know, for sure for my kids that wanna live a better life
Not so much materially but I want a peaceful life
You know sometimes it’s good just to go in the woods
And just go hiking and get back in touch with yourself and nature
You know, then you come back here and you realize that
This is like Ludacris all this emphasis on technology
50 different Internet devices and shit and Internet devices
You can put in your pocket sometimes I feel threatened by it
But you know, that’s the future and I am a man of the past
You know, I’m a, I’m a low tech man in a high tech world
I mean it’s fact man I’m a low tech man in a high tech world
There ain’t shit I can do about it because you know
The world’s changing and I’m not and you know
Maybe I don’t wanna change you know maybe the people
I associate with are like me you know
What’s going on we can’t use our brains
It’s being a person you know
It’s being a fucking person man
It's a great track from a great album. For more of my own thoughts read "Sound and The Energising Peace of Solitude".
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