A new book is calling out the people who say we’ve “never lived in a time when technology has transformed the way we live”.
It’s called “I was Born in the Year the First Plane Touchdown” and it’s coming out on November 2nd, which is the one-year anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.
The book is written by a writer and academic named Robert Warshawsky and features interviews with people who lived through the aftermath of the attacks.
Read more:The book’s premise is simple: it’s the story of what it’s like to live through such a traumatic event, and the people and places who made it possible.
In an interview with Business Insider, Robert said:”I was a student in high school.
My teachers were all terrified, and so were I. So I had to be in my own little bubble to cope with the world and the pressures that came with it.””
I had a lot of books about 9/12 but nothing really like this.
It was my favourite book, it was my life’s passion.””
My parents and I had just moved to the UK in 2012 and we moved to a nice little house in south London.
It’s on a quiet street, there’s a big garden, we have a small kitchen and I was living there and then I was taken to hospital.””
They gave me a lot to read about but it was like the book version of 9/10, I was in a bubble.
It made me very nervous, it made me anxious.”
The book focuses on the lives of people who were caught up in the event, which saw hijacked planes hit the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and the World Trade Center.
“I think the biggest thing that struck me about 9-11 was that it was so completely unprecedented,” Robert said.
“We never saw anything like it before.
It had nothing to do with terrorism, it had nothing even to do [with] military activity.”
It was so unusual and it was the start of the internet era and people were using their phones.
So there were no borders, there was no police or military or security or anything like that.
“There was no government.
There were no security guards.
It went without saying that you would have to be paranoid if you were in that bubble.””
So I went to school with people that were terrified, I went with people in that same bubble.
There was nobody else who was afraid.””
People were in the bubble, they were terrified.
And so I decided to tell the story, because I was a bit of a nerd at the time and I wanted to know what it was really like.
I wanted it to be an entertaining read.””
There’s a lot about this book that’s really touching.
The way that people are treated, the way that they are viewed by others, the amount of people that I met that didn’t survive.”
The interview with Robert follows a recent book called “The Power of the Dream” which follows the story that led to the 9-12 attacks.
“The power of the dream is the ability to make it seem like the world is going to work and everything will be fine,” Robert told Business Insider.
“People are afraid.
We are the same people who feel that way.”
So when they feel scared, they try to convince themselves that it’s all a big lie.””
But there are plenty of people out there who were in a similar bubble.
They were in fear, they felt scared, and then they tried to convince others that they weren’t that scared.
So it’s really powerful.