Transported from one place to another has been a concern of citizens at all times both in urban and in rural areas. In the field the conventional resource has been resorting to animals and in the city to any means of locomotion that helps save increasingly large distances. In urban areas of Colombia transport has always been difficult to handle and has been paid by all means possible and imaginable: from the old tram of Bogota until the modern metro de Medellin; from the big ramshackle buses of any city to the Transmilenio of the capital; from minibuses to the private automobile; from the beautiful pedicabs of Tolu until the ciclotaxis of the Simon Bolivar de Barranquilla district or of Uribia and Guajira Hatonuevo; from the trucks of Maicao to collectives of Riohacha. Means of transport mentioned above have served in a formal or informal manner and drawbacks included, have served to make the inhabitants of towns and cities to move to their destination. Without However since a few years here made its emergence mototaxismo, consisting in the transport of a single passenger (sometimes more) in the grill of the motorcycle by the payment of a fee similar to the of city buses but in any case lower than the taxis. Passengers take a bike looking for one-sided economy and on the other a shorter time from waiting until the arrival to the place where it needs to go. Take this particular vehicle is decided by the economy and how soon but need to renounce to comfort and security. The mototaxismo has become a serious problem for the Colombian cities to the point that on 4 September 2006 Government of President alvaro Uribe Velez issued the controversial Decree 2691 by which dictate measures for controlling the provision of the public transportation service in motorcycles, Decree sins by considering only one of the angles of the problem (the Organization of urban transport), as we suggest in the title of this editorial has several and diverse edges.
This strange reality that today we have more than 300 virtual friends in our social network and do not trust anyone. In the news not so long ago I saw a couple leave dying his son’s months of malnutrition to be feeding and raising a child virtual, so boring reality is for us? Last thing is to have farms and virtual pets, and each time our relations staffs are more surface and distant, we have large virtual crops and our nature is dying slowly, thousands of species are disappearing, both animals and plants.It seems that we prefer to live in a world of dreams and ignore the reality that surrounds us.We are expanding our virtual experiences and ending with the actual, that we no longer have faith in ourselves and in others? is it not better to smell a flower? can feel the embrace of loving someone? a handshake? a look?For those who saw the film the Matrix, no wonder none of this, we are living inside it, and is up to us to wake up.We are dealing with a computer do at least 3 hours a day talking with people who in reality or we know, will be for this reason that is more attractive the virtual world, because we can change our defects or ignore them, create a virtual self us better than we understand? But we have to understand that you part of what they see as defects, are the things that make us unique.Virtual technologies are good, not me poorly interpreted, but never substitute the actual interaction of a human being with another, or with your pet or plant, because we are physical beings and we need physical contact, do not forget it.Your virtual farm help you with the tips you need to plant some in your garden or flower pot in your House, that your virtual friends make you appreciate most those who really are still there with you really knowing who you are. We do not lose the perspective. Ana Elsa de la Cruz.