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Is it just me , or is it really The Invasion of the Body/Mind Snatchers?

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posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 01:04 AM
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Everywhere I look,
folks have a device
that is distracting them
and dividing them from
their immediate surroundings.

In fact, when the occasion
arises to respond critically,
often the device camera
comes into play rather than
a Human act of kindness,
support,or if necessary,
defense (physical interaction).

Something is very different
as of late.

Humanity has been invaded
by an electronic non human
entity.
The human reaction appears
to be one of addiction.

This interaction is a form of
blind trickery
to the subject that walks into
oblivion comfortably.

Receiving dose upon dose
of dopamine and other
electronically generated
goodies.
Even 2 year old
children have been absorbed.

Ignorance is Bliss.

"If you are not of the body,
you will be absorbed."
-Landru Speaks_ www.youtube.com...

Can you imagine that friends just got together
and created stuff like this on a weekend?

www.youtube.com...


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posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 01:23 AM
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Why so cryptic? Just come out and say what you think.

I find it ironic that you use an electronic device to discuss your concerns regarding electronic devices.

The B-52's song is supposed to represent how people in the past were more creative and connected? Or does the song represent how evil and strange the world has become? Seriously baffled here.



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posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 01:42 AM
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The world is a seriously messed up place. Nothing here is real, which is why it appears like a nuthouse filled with insane people. Much like mutes watching people dancing like the daft to an invisible pied piper.



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 03:41 AM
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Humanity has been invaded by an electronic non human entity.


not all of humanity, i would say around 85% of the latest generation in western civilastion, the future isnt looking good for the west. oh well, history just gets repeated, say in 15 years we are looking at the west falling again wont be much of a war considering the youth are to stupid to fight one, who ever invades will just walk straight in while these morons film them.



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 05:32 AM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal

One tube or another, now and then…


If you feel enslaved take a break. Back away from the flame…



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 06:41 AM
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I noticed this and set myself a challenge not to use a mobile phone or computer for a month. I managed just fine I enjoyed not having a phone so much i did three months. It meant i had to write letters or go and visit friends instead of been on f.b to catch up or texting.

What was also great was my friends came to visit me more also.

I had to get my PC up again as i needed it for my degree.



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 07:39 AM
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originally posted by: PLAYERONE01



Humanity has been invaded by an electronic non human entity.


not all of humanity, i would say around 85% of the latest generation in western civilastion, the future isnt looking good for the west. oh well, history just gets repeated, say in 15 years we are looking at the west falling again wont be much of a war considering the youth are to stupid to fight one, who ever invades will just walk straight in while these morons film them.


At least the US has lost all humanity with it.

People whip out their phones and start recording when someone
starts to beat or injure another person, rather than trying to
stop the hurt, or call for help, they record and comment
in the background.

We are living in a sick sick world

which is encouraged by the media
because the people doing the recording
get their 15 min of fame
or actual money for behaving like
an animal and just recording,
rather then like an human being trying to stop the violence.

Our world is so dysfunctional
look around in restaurants
and you will see at least one
table or more where everyone
is looking at their devices
while waiting for food -
disconnecting from reality
and humanity



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 07:46 AM
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a reply to: grandmakdw

after reading what you put i thought of THIIS



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 08:11 AM
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a reply to: grandmakdw

People have always been onlookers during tragedies. Now, they have a phone. Before, they had nothing. But it is not unncommon, especially among urbanized people, to do nothing during a difficult moment for someone else. There is actually studies relating to this, and the way that people behave in this moments. Because, way back before there were smart phones, people were wondering why you could see someone in trouble, with a crowd of onlookers doing mostly nothing to help.

 


I think that this is one of those things where people are annoyed by something, and therefore fantasize about how dystopian it will make the future. Bottom line: Humans are not going to break biology by inventing the smart phone. I grew up around kids that treated their first edition GameBoys in the exact same manner.



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 08:13 AM
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originally posted by: dingdongdoodah
a reply to: grandmakdw

after reading what you put i thought of THIIS









Good point.

How about this lovely example of humanity
In my opinion the person holding the phone
was as evil and inhumane as the girls
because he/she was just "enjoying"
the violence.



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 08:36 AM
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Something to consider: Kitty Genovese wasn't being murdered and having her murder put up on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. She was murdered in the 60's.

en.wikipedia.org...


It happens all the time. I suspect it has happened for as long as human settlements have existed. Peter Fischer did a study a few years back on "the bystander effect". The abstract:


Research on bystander intervention has produced a great number of studies showing that the presence of other people in a critical situation reduces the likelihood that an individual will help. As the last systematic review of bystander research was published in 1981 and was not a quantitative meta-analysis in the modern sense, the present meta-analysis updates the knowledge about the bystander effect and its potential moderators. The present work (a) integrates the bystander literature from the 1960s to 2010, (b) provides statistical tests of potential moderators, and (c) presents new theoretical and empirical perspectives on the novel finding of non-negative bystander effects in certain dangerous emergencies as well as situations where bystanders are a source of physical support for the potentially intervening individual. In a fixed effects model, data from over 7,700 participants and 105 independent effect sizes revealed an overall effect size of g = -0.35. The bystander effect was attenuated when situations were perceived as dangerous (compared with non-dangerous), perpetrators were present (compared with non-present), and the costs of intervention were physical (compared with non-physical). This pattern of findings is consistent with the arousal-cost-reward model, which proposes that dangerous emergencies are recognized faster and more clearly as real emergencies, thereby inducing higher levels of arousal and hence more helping. We also identified situations where bystanders provide welcome physical support for the potentially intervening individual and thus reduce the bystander effect, such as when the bystanders were exclusively male, when they were naive rather than passive confederates or only virtually present persons, and when the bystanders were not strangers.


www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...


Further reading:

www.psychologytoday.com...



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 10:39 AM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

You are right, there have been bystanders for eternity.

However, filming the violence for "fun" or "profit"
is taking the inhumanity of by-standing to a new low.

I think that the ease and profit in filming has actually
encouraged more people to be bystanders and
more people to "enjoy" watching violence by proxy.
A symptom of a society in decay, in my opinion.



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 11:17 AM
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a reply to: grandmakdw

Yeh that pic is awful and also i have no idea how to share the image in a post i am a bit rusty still on ATS as i haven't been back very long lol!



posted on Jul, 16 2015 @ 11:20 AM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

I think you hit the nail on the head there. It is crazy but true occasionally there will be some good Samaritan but 9 times out of ten there isn't and you just have people gawping.



posted on Jul, 21 2015 @ 05:03 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

Good Go!

I do not own or use an (I)diot phone.
Nor an Iwatch(everything you do).
Nor an IPod(ifile).
Nor an IPad(icake).

This is about as Humint as I am
willing to share for free.

Osint?



posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 12:07 AM
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a reply to: HenryLee

You have a good point.
but I think you that the electronic
addiction/and subsequent health hazards
are really what I am trying to draw attention to.

As far as creativity, I am trying to express the
void that I feel regarding hands on creativity
using other formats than electronic devices.
I am only trying to share what my limited
senses are alarming me to.

Does this clarify?

Stay Well



posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 12:10 AM
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a reply to: awareness10

It is very real indeed,
and a complete mess.

Electronic Devices are compounding
the issues of concern in my opinion.

Nice reply



posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 12:12 AM
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a reply to: PLAYERONE01

Yes, but it is occurring at an exponential rate.
By the way, autism appears to follow this rate.

B Good



posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 12:16 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

Thanks intrptr

Just spent 9 days on a beach
where smart phones were out of range.

Yes, I feel great.

Maybe I should invite some of you along
next time around.

We'll have a hell of a lot of fun with that experiment.

Don't Ya Know?



posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 12:19 AM
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a reply to: dingdongdoodah

Everything in moderation was a mantra
once upon a time.
I see no moderation whatsoever with any
of my friends and associates once they tap
into one of these devices.

Paint us something nice,
we all know you can
if you will it to be so.



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