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The Cyber Zone

The Cyber Zone
There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Cyber Zone.

Submitted for your approval, A simple Lawyer, sits down at his computer, and reaches a level of satisfaction that he has never before reached, he has entered the Cyber Zone.

I am that Lawyer. Often overwhelmed by the job and personal issues, I find myself wishing that I could find a place where I could be left alone. I ask my dog, “Do you think that there is such a place, Pro Bono? A place where there aren’t people.

Somewhere over the Internet!!”

Suddenly an electrical serge takes over my computer, Light’s flash, suddenly across the monitor appears a strange message, “Warning! Warning! Danger, Will Robinson!” Should I be frightened? The first thing that occurred to me was that my name was not “Will Robinson.” Who was he and why was my computer speaking to him.

I did what anybody else in my position would do. In my finest Scottish brogue, I asked the computer, “Hello Computer, what is going on?” Of course it didn’t answer. At first I was insulted, then I realized that I wasn’t Scotty from Star Trek, and I don’t have that technology. I would have to reboot.

As I was about to click on “restart,” another more ominous message appeared on the monitor.
“There is nothing wrong with your computer. Do not attempt to adjust the monitor. We are controlling the screen. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image; make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your monitor. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to the outer limits of the cyber zone!!!

I wanted to lie down, but I could not, something was controlling me and my computer. Then all at once the monitor lights up, vibrant colors appear. The message changes. Welcome to dot.com. I realized why I couldn’t turn off the computer, because I was inside.
I was in Facebook City in the County of Dot.Com.

The residents of Facebook City were people that he had known as a child. Some of them he was very glad to see, but some of them were evil bullies from his childhood, they were now in Facebook City I immediately realized that in Facebook City as in all other parts of the land of Dot.com there is really no personal interaction, just little meaningless blurbs about these people’s lives, thoughts and toilet habits.

I knew that I had made a mistake and had to escape the land of dot.com, so he posted in his status “How do I get back to reality.” Just then, a face appears on my screen, it was a familiar face, but not a friendly face. “Who tried to befriend me, was it you?”

“No I never liked you to begin with.”

“You can’t handle the Internet. Reality is for people like you, who can’t handle the Internet.”

I realized that I would have to follow the coaxial cable, to escape the land of dot.com.

As I followed the coaxial cable he came across a tree, and on the branches grew wild “hash-tags.” I had heard about “hash-tags” but never had seen one before. I was fascinated. I looked closer and found a man, a man made out of “hash-tags.” He went to shake his hand and off fell a couple of “hash-tags.” “Don’t worry about those.” Said Hash-Tag man, that’s last week’s news” and so it was “# Obama blamed for year ending.” And a very old one “‪#‎Jet‬’s win.”

I had entered the twitter zone. Suddenly bombarded by “hash-tags.”

When I tried to find a new screen I found myself in candy crush land. I began to run, but where would I go. ? I was inside the computer. Somehow I escaped candy crush land, when a voice overtook my computer once again.

“You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's the signpost up ahead—your next stop, the E-Mail Zone!”

I had reached the famous e-mail zone. The computer gives me 2 choices. To the right is an Attorney from Mozambique congratulating him for winning $750,000.00, to the left is a young lady offering to show her bare feet.
I go to the right….

It seems that my long lost relative, Mabatu Kareem Goldberg, died in Mozambique, which I didn’t know was where my family came from, leaving me $750,000.00. All that I had to do was to give him my social security number. I passed.

Suddenly I was in blogospheare. A place where everybody is Woodward and Bernstein. I read a blog….”Evidence suggest that President Obama was sent here from another planet to destroy the economy by taking away guns, giving women and blacks rights and promoting other Socialist policies.

It’s on the internet, it must be true.

What happened? I’m naked!! I’m naked and in the chat room zone. I’m naked and in the chat room zone and have just set the new free style, single indoor LOL record. I have to get out. The hour is just about up, I can turn off the computer.

I find that I am fully dressed and that my wife is in the next room. There are real people not just fictitious names with no faces. I’ve escaped the parallel universe, and back in life. I have taken my journey through cyber space, and will now rejoin reality.


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 16th, 2015 04:48 pm (UTC)
Jan. 16th, 2015 05:03 pm (UTC)
Cathy< I have come to the conclusion that the internet is both the best and the worst inventions of modern times.
Jan. 16th, 2015 09:46 pm (UTC)
I absolutely agree with you. :-)
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