Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Got an Apple Watch?

It will help you run your life -- check the weather, pay bills, schedule appointments, including how and when you connect with relatives and friends.

With Apple apps that are already being sold, and the new apps that are planned, the Apple Watch makes your laptop and your iPad kinda slow mo, sort of dreary, old fashioned almost.

Hey, I read that the Apple Watch will be training your mind to seize, interpret, and retain an idea for nine seconds. (Right now -- your mind does all that for 12 seconds.)

Guys, friends, followers -- don't you see what the makers are doing? They're smartphone-ifying us. The smartphone is already, more or less, your parent/guide/teacher. The watch reinforces what the phone does and further turns us into ticktoc, robotized  dumb-dumbs, who do what the makers have sold to us, as the best way, the NEW way, the right way to live your life.

Here are two videos. Watch either or both, but they get kind of boring. Maybe you'll see how you've been transformed into an mindlessly obedient customer.

Yep -- ticktoc, robotized, mindless, and obedient -- that could be you, if you keep buying into the Apple religion.


Stan said...

Great article Em. I feel like I should have a USB outlet in my forehead.

Juss said...

I predict you will receive some (at least) negative replies for your comments; but I agree with you. While I do endorse that (see Olaf Stapledon's "Last and First Men" and "Last Men in London") Man himself may be improved upon by the addition of technology and improved biology.... yet I also believe that arduous and delightful challenges, simply working with what we have now. Often, abilities may be mastered and insights achieved with insight, training, and hard work, but which technologists want to shortcut to. In material efficiency the results may be comparable, but we humanists will argue that the process is part of the achievement, and so the end result is NOT the same.