This blog post was written by Alex Puzey, recovering cyber addict and frequent contributor. Alex, whose life used to play out only online, wonders if the real world is starting to go cyber.
The tendency for human life to play out through the cyber world is only intensifying. Social networking via Facebook, Twitter, and blogging continue to supplant face-to-face contact. Human life increasingly relies on cyberspace. Even the sacred institution of marriage is following this trend.
While tabloids regularly feature titillating tales of internet dating gone bad, one man has sought to give a good name to cyber romance. Gary Hudston, something of a computer adept, has found a most intriguing application for a popular PC game. Through Portal 2, an action-packed, puzzle-solving game, Hudston(with help) created a level modification that allowed him to propose to his soon-to-be wife while she played the game. While some have scoffed at Hudston”s choice to not propose face to face, sources say that the bride-to-be marveled at her man”s uncommon creativity. Cyber boundaries are being crossed and the exponentially-increasing pace of technologically-driven change shows no signs of slowing. Hudston showed us that the boundaries of the cyber world have no end in sight.
Click on the video to see Hudston”s brilliant mind at work.