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Jumped-through endless hoops, to finally appear to have all of the Blackberry installations done, then: the bloody application wouldn't download, for whatever reason.
Tried so many times, got frustrated, and quit.
But the 'benefits', were far beyond that:
Started receiving all kinds of new junk mail, offers, and total crap like all of those 'v-i-a-g-r-a' adds.
Anyways: just another personal confirmation that they want all your info, so that they can sell it for a profit.
We can't even get simple stuff to work, without being under their thumb.
As to your added point:
Fantasize about getting-away, but it's not an easy undertaking at all.
Made a thread about it a couple of years ago:
ATS: Shall we start a new community out in the forest?
I work in the book industry and trust me, paper handwritten books are not going anywhere anytime soon. There was a period when digital media was taking over, but as time has gone on, people have wanted an actual physical copy of something.
There is no doubt that it's not what it used to be. I wrote 2 novels thanks to Amazons self publishing program though and got them released as paper back books, so it can work both ways. There is however an inner war going on between paper media and digital media. with both price and quality at the forefront.
Who doesn't love to read a decent paper book under the stars?
originally posted by: sine.nomine
originally posted by: lostbook
a reply to: miri2019
It seems to me that Western society is switching over from Analogue to Digital. You think things are weird now? Just wait till we start human computer interfaces.
Ooh, like that tech Elon musk is developing where they embed a chip and tiny wires in your brain? Now that scares the bejesus out of me.
I don't see god coming to save us miri2019.
Change will happen with our without our consent, for better or worse, far as i can establish technology enables us far more than it retards.
We improvise adapt and overcome, we do so using or minds and opposable appendages, with tools and technology.
Fact is humanity does not create tools it does not use.
originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: andy06shake
You know, that's one of the very things which pisses me off. All this technology, were something like that to actually happen, would make it nearly impossible for those of us who really can survive without technology to survive. For example; I have cash, and I know how to work an old school gas pump. Then an EMP happens (or whatever), now I'm S# out of luck for getting gas because not a single gas pump in the affected area will dispense gas (regardless of how much cash and ability I have). Check out at the grocery store? HA, fat chance! You can see where this is headed. ATM machine????
As a matter of fact, just yesterday I saw a parking lot service post a sign saying they would no longer accept cash or checks, credit cards only. Cashless society just forces us to be more dependent on technology, just forces us further into the maw of the 'machine'.
Social credit score???
Nineteen Eighty-four was supposed to be a work of fiction.
originally posted by: carsforkids
a reply to: miri2019
Today's tech for me often looks like this.
Drives me outta my friggin mind!