As our world gets smaller and smaller in many ways given the massive wave of (inter)connectivity technology has afforded us (for better or worse), I have often prided myself on having found some peace, solitude, and solemnity on an almost daily basis with my underwater exploits.
Apparently those days are nearing an end!
A friend was recently investigating potential fishing sites along the Rhode Island coastline using Google Earth, and came across this:
This is a man-made stone causeway extending into the ocean that is being used to stage a pipeline installation project underwater. That turbulence at the end of the causeway is me – blowing bubbles while carrying out construction tasks for the project. Truly amazing!
The power of imaging technology – and ‘big brother’ – cannot be escaped, apparently now even while venturing underwater! While a useful tool, this should also make us weary of just how extensive ‘the grid’ really is…there may be virtually no-off grid solace left – even in unexplored frontiers.