posted on Mar, 24 2020 @ 04:40 PM
a reply to: DrumsRfun
There is a few things I disagree on this thread. First of all the inane generalisation. Calling everyone who owns a smartphone an idiot is just as
stupid as doing all sorts of transactions on a phone device.
I have what you might call a smartphone. It's not as smart as the famous ones but it is basically a mini computer. Everything I can switch off, is
'said to be off' [even if they trick us with that, I feel totally happy with my choices if anything ever came of it, they would have to explain why
they knew 'my secret' even though I switched the function off].
I make about 1-2 calls a month to my family and sometimes in a shop to find my husband.
I use my phone mostly for reading books on, taking pictures and staying in contact with my best friend of over 50 years at any time. A quick message
and a smile makes me feel she is in the same country as me. It also comes in handy when we are lost by car [we have no GPS - now there is a snoopy
device]. Or to find out knowledge in a few seconds.
That's it. I am in no fear and I certainly am no idiot. The advantages are 100% outweighing the dangers of 'them' doing something with my really
boring data [the little that they get].
If you however have an expensive one, carry it around with you everywhere with all options on, from tracking to sharing everything you do with all
websites you are connected to. Then yes you could be in trouble if you ever murder anyone or plot an attack or just use it for general criminal
Otherwise you could be in danger to be put into a concentration camp if at one point in life the government wants to get rid of you. Maybe they could
link a place you went to with something if they really wanted to.
TBH It's good old safety in numbers. the more people use it, the less important an individual becomes. I will even go as far as to say that in today's
world you are probably far more likely to get flagged [as a weirdo etc] if you don't own one. You'll stand out like a sore thumb and 'they' could
think that you are one of those troublemakers that needs watching.
I think mini computers [aka] mobiles are pretty neat in responsible hands.
Same with everything.
I don't know where you think you get the right from to call anyone an idiot without distinction. That's pretty dumb.