Sunday, November 10, 2013

Our smartphones now own us

For all I know you're even watching this video on your smartphone.


Mike Botula said...

Very telling about what our society has become. Funny, but it pissed me off.7

Barefoot Billy Aloha said...

Pardon me. My phone is ringing...

Scooter Schechtman said...

Louis CK has done some very sharp bits on this.

Cap'n Bob said...

There oughta be a law.

Angry Gamer said...

Every time I see this modern technology is going to make us less human argument...

I remember I first heard it in the 1980s... and the guy was talking about the "burden" of his pager.
Remember pagers?

Let's do a review of history shall we?
Smart Phone
Digital Publishing
Palm Top Device
Adobe TrueType Fonts
HTML (www)
Darpanet and NASAnet joined creating the Internet
Laser Printer
Cell Phone
Word Processor
Copy Machine
Fax Machine
Ballpoint Pen
Modern Chemical Pulp Paper
Modern Postal Systems
Fountain Pen
Newspaper (Europe)
Etching (for illustrations)
William Shakespeare writes Romeo and Juliet
Gutenberg Bible
Printing Press
Norman Conquest of England 1066 CE (French and Old English merged to Modern form)
Moveable Type
Hindu–Arabic numeral system
Woodblock Printing (200 CE)
Koine Greek (common non-local greek language adopted for 1st time)
Sumerian Cuneiform script
Papyrus Paper
Egyptian hieroglyphs
Proto-writing (Eurasia in the early 3rd millennium BCE)
Use of Clay Tablets to count grain used since 7000 BCE

And I just BET YOU a Solidus that 9000 years ago when the smart guys were making their little marks on clay and ignoring their women... other people were mocking them... record keeping hah never amount to anything they probably said!

Jeffro said...

That Louis CK suggested clip at the end (him on Conan) is a good one:
Louis C.K. Hates Cell Phones

chuckcd said...

Gonna be a bitch when we find out they are all evil alien robots...