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« on: Sep 01, 2017 03:14 pm »

They've made their way to the dinner table...


Last night we had friends and family over for dinner. It was odd to see so many cell phones next to us at the table. During our chat, if someone couldn't recall the name to something they'd quickly get out their phone and have google recall it for them. If things were dull then the phone was there to keep you company. We rely so much on the phone for information/entertainment. To see my folks with their phones by their sides at the dinner table was concerning and surreal. Growing up Mom would say no phones/phone calls during dinner time... now we're constantly subjecting ourselves to this painful but addicting screen. I'm guilty of this too, here on my phone because I can't sleep. More and more my thoughts are disturbed and more and more I put this "smart phone" in my face to comfort a restless mind... I feel like it's sending a disruptive energy in my hand and destroying my eyes yet, I can't seem to get away.

My friend describes the internet as a double edged sword

Then there's this,

Intro to wolves by dead Perez
"
I'm not a hunter but i am told,
that, uh, in places like in the arctic,
where indiginous people sometimes might, might, hunt a wolf,
they'll take a double edged blade,
and they'll put blood on the blade,
and they'll melt the ice and stick the handle in the ice,
so that only the blade is protruding,
and that a wolf will smell the blood and wants to eat,
and it will come and lick the blade trying to eat,
and what happens is when the wolf licks the blade,
of course, he cuts his tongue, and he bleeds,
and he thinks he's really having a good thing,
and he drinks and he licks and he licks,
and of course he is drinking his own blood and he kills himself,"



I know we can detach- reconnect with nature and meditate... I'm just afraid it's not enough. I may opt out from having a smart phone if I can.
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 01, 2017 05:48 pm »

Well Eric

Fiendship is somewhat different then when i was a teenager. People that lived in far off places were like a different world apart. But thanks to the internet i have friends like u who i have never met and some of those friendships endure longer then people in close proximity. Just hope u can get to Michigan or i can get to Texas again before we leave this earth. Just think; there may be a time a comin when we communicate with beings in other solar systems who we call friends but have no chance of ever seeing them because of limited technology. We will eventually understand the art of astro projection to surmount such physical distances.
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« Reply #2 on: Sep 02, 2017 02:11 am »

You know, I can't remember off the top of my head but there's a condition where the older a person gets the more they fear change. Technology in general has accelerated so fast and maybe I'm just fearing what is being normalized. There are benefits as you've mentioned but there are things that are easily accessible that I think might cause a person to dumb down or just breed laziness. From selfies and social medias, game obsessions or even transmuted porn addictions and all other noise. I think most people don't retain something they've read online because if you forget you can just, "google it" again. I think there are harmful frequencies in this new tech and things like notifications are becoming harder to minimize, you really got to dig in your phone and do some damage control. While the answer to detach from your phone seems like a solution I don't think it's so easy for a lot of people. I was just a little shocked to see how many people from last night had phones by their sides during our time at the dinner table.
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« Reply #3 on: Oct 09, 2017 05:02 pm »

Never a dull moment. Last night I went to the Texans game with Dad. Boy, if you want a good lesson on how money rules the world look no further than your NFL programming. "He who has the Gold Rules." That's the way we seem to understand the fabled Golden Rule. There were some bad calls by refs with no regards to the actual rules, got to keep the spreads in Vegas just right. NFL is so political and there's so much money in this sport disheartening.

In every aspect of my experience yesterday there were people with their phones out. During the anthem, before and after the game, during the break, during plays. I would peek over to the people in front of me and when they had nothing to say or do they would pull up social media and scroll through their phone, filling their minds with content at such a rapid rate. Most everyone there was either texting a friend, using social media or taking pictures. It is still so bizarre to see just how glued we've all become to our phones. I noticed a lot of commercials during the game were catered to doing everything through your phone as well. I was kind of bothered by it but I am no better. Our dependency on technology is only growing. So a strange thought occurred to me, at one point do we need A.I. more than it needs us? Yup, I know this is a little out there but A.I. is in the making and at what point does it accelerate and surpass our own capacities and how dependent will be on technology, I don't think this is something we escape.... At the end of the day we are always seeking ways to make things easier for ourselves and it's beautiful to see how far we've come and the ingenuity behind creation and the human mind. I still think there are some really misunderstood uses of the phones with the aim to keep us dumb down, docile or weak so it's really hard to get out a point to all of this.... Things are just bothersome and I don't know how to make sense of it all. So another thought occurred to me, once AI is achieved to the extent described in this post- is it possible the majority of A.I. will be enlightened?

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