TMI Searching for Happiness on Google - One Man Show with Don...
Jun 6 2013
Rooster T Feathers Comedy Club
157 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale CA 94087
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
People are connected constantly. You get up in the morning and check your e-mail. You check your text messages. You update your Facebook page. You read the top stories in the news. You check the weather. You tweet a thing or two. Then you leave the computer and turn on the television. You head to the car--turn on the radio--and drive to work while getting even more data. You check the GPS for traffic. You take a call or two in the car. It is clear: people are addicted to information!
Don McMillan knows for sure--he took the test on "NetAddiction.com." He visits it at least fifteen or twenty times a day. It really helps. Yes, there is a website for "Internet Addiction." So, he's an addict: he has all the warning signs. If he checks his e-mail and has no messages, he checks it again--immediately. Sometimes he sends himself a message just to make sure the e-mail server is working. If he reaches for his phone and it is not there, he panics. His heart races. He can't breathe. He wants to issue an Amber Alert for his phone. He is addicted to his phone--his information "supplier." He has all the information in the world--but is he happier?
He is constantly searching: "What time does that movie start?", "What was the dog's name on the Jetsons?", "Where can I find Crocs in size 16?", and "What is the Meaning of Life?" People have a global database at their fingertips, but it seems like they know less than ever before. "TMI" will talk about how frustrating life has become. McMillan will share how his "searching" led him to understand which information is most important: The information he shares with family and friends. In an age where people can connect to someone halfway around the world, they forget that the one's they really need to connect with are right in front of them.