Monday Moaning: A Phone’s Life!
Did you miss me this weekend? Of course not we are to busy preparing for upcoming Christmas parties. I wasn’t doing that I was just out drinking to long to much and made sure some brain cells did not survive the weekend. So yes you had to miss out on a Sensual Sunday. Luckily I have a library full.
But it is Monday and it is Moan day and rant about things happening in life and in the world.
We hear stories of refugees raping women in there refugee shelters. All at the age of young adults. We see them filming with their iPhones in swimming pools around the lockers and dressing rooms. Is this kind of behaviour normal in any way. Why would they abuse our hospitality in such way. And what’s with us just placing them elsewhere instead of punishing them. How soft are towards those refugees?
The sound of teenagers up to the age of 30 shouting they belong to ISIS and will fight for them. I believe a bit of neurotic conspiracy theorist said something like that a couple of weeks ago about those coming in the big stream of refugees.
Facing facts we know what they are doing isn’t right, this isn’t about religion any more. Though if we hear the refugees, ISIS is taking the word to the extreme and being old fashioned.
But back to the last weeks rant, where I said we can’t do crap alone or without our phone. That we are app addicted and that companies make use of that theory.
This week a big hamburger has got us download an app so we know what present is given away on what day. And pretty sure they will use any information gathered to improve costumer needs.
Maybe we know it will happen, we still want to have it on our phone.
Surely we will see products disappear from the menu as less people want them. Super markets are already doing so by using cash registration. Every quarter of the year products might change and even change places.
They do so to make sure we buy on impulse. And with the new app for your store you can make a personal route through your supermarket. Put down your shopping list and your phone will guide you where you need to go. On times passing a shelf and getting a discount product to seduce you. Having a second list that will say you might also like… what ever!
I am baffled as to know why we need these apps. How come we need something to think for us.
The best app is an alert app. It will give an alarm when you are in the destructive or contaminated area.So you are shopping, bomb goes of and while you are bleeding to death, your phone rings and tells you there is a dangerous situation in your area.
It is that kind of apps that tell you after the fact you are in the middle of destruction or contamination. Or simpler the weather app that says you are walking in the rain. Or shows you the sun is outside, while you are still hiding behind closed curtains.
We rely on these apps. A program programmed by companies to tell you what you need to see when you need to see it. Saying when the sun is out where, while looking up or out the window is just as simple. If not more so. Oh and for those who say that you use it for prediction whether you need to take your umbrella with you.
If we complain about weather forecasters who can’t make a prediction how come we rely on the same forecasters who make an app?
We have made stupidity ridiculous. Or are ridiculing people in general.
Many years ago I was one of the people who applauded new gadgets and loved them. But more and more I see we are being used in a global test to attempt a worldwide personalization of what we should like.
Just ranting about what we are becoming. What we are being forced to be using.
And that is something weird.
How come we can be forced to use something, or do something. In ancient times that was coming close to slavery. And maybe that is the way to look at things. Though I am sure many will think I am exaggerating it a bit and that we won’t let it come to that. And yet the apps above show we are already following them blind.
Whether it is a map showing us the way or show us a detour if there is a traffic jam We let a company control our movements. It is that simple.
And the only reason we do so because they tell us it is faster. It saves time. All the while we use more time to use apps it saves time somewhere or so we are told.
But enough about apps or smart phones who are as smart as the user themselves and their creator. Which is funny as no gadget will ever be smarter than us for now. They will have our mistakes small flaws we trust blindfolded.
Lets face it. We are to busy to notice life in our self driving cars as we check our phones.
At the same time I am becoming what is considered a terrorist in many films. A person with no digital identity.
That said it makes you think though how terrorist in the future will operate. Will there be a state where people live who have nothing because they refuse to follow in the digital age. How will the digital age favour the poor or needy.
It already became apparent here that the medical world is becoming more corporate and thus need profits. That the insurance companies use the same apps to select your new service to deny certain coverage in cheap contracts. Making it more expensive if you want more.
Clearly you think I am exaggerating again, but did you know that if you chip a tooth by accident it isn’t covered here. If you want it covered it will cost an extra 4 bucks a month. Cheap?
Here is something funny. The more smaller packages you can add the faster you are paying more than the normal rate. It is just making it look like you can choose what you pay for. In the end you pay the same as you always did. Smart people use information in their own advantage to make more profit.
And here we are following them blindfolded trusting the information THEY provide.
Cheaper and safe time my arse. In the end we are shaken empty and end up on the low steps of the ladder running around like headless chicken in search of some time to rest.