23 January 2023

Video of the day -- dead society

This pretty much speaks for itself.  Too many people are already part of the zombie apocalypse.


Blogger Leanna said...

I felt just like that little guy. I'm not a media zombie like those I see around me. I only use my phone for emergencies when I go driving to appointments then it's off and it stays in my purse when I get home. You won't believe this but once about four years ago I was sitting in my doctor's waiting room and this young woman came in, checked in, and then sat in the waiting room. She had two iPhones piggybacking. From the second that I saw her get out of her car until she sat down, she never stopped scrolling and typing. It was sad. But that is what we've become.

23 January, 2023 08:50  
Blogger SickoRicko said...

It's just part of human evolution.

23 January, 2023 09:50  
Blogger yellowdoggranny said...

that's some scary shit..

23 January, 2023 10:18  
Blogger Daal said...

made 5 yrs ago & now more important than ever. love the music

23 January, 2023 21:04  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Leanna: Well, it's what some of us have become -- not you or me, evidently. I'm the same way, I have just a basic cell phone for car breakdowns, not a smartphone.

Ricko: Well, evolution works by natural selection, so that would only be the case if being glued to a smartphone all the time prevented those people from reproducing. I suppose that might be the case if it makes them intolerable to go on a date with.

Granny: Very.

Daal: I hope this smartphone fad will fade eventually, but it's been around for a while.

24 January, 2023 08:35  
Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

I keep my phone on whenever I drive because my car, in good condition, is 20 years old. Plus I don't know how to change a flat tire.

I also use it for directions when finding my way to somewhere new.

And it's good for when I don't want to miss an important call or play phone tag until I get that important call.

Cell phones have their good uses if you control them and not let them control you. Also, it helps that I am a Boomer who still finds reading a book more interesting than mindless scrolling.

Thanks for posting this.

24 January, 2023 09:51  
Blogger Darrell Michaels said...

Great video! I have been in the wireless industry as an engineer building out cell phone networks throughout the United States since the early 1990's back when there were only car phones or the Motorola brick phones. The evolution of cell phones to the smart phone today is amazing. That said, it is a tool and any tool can be used for good or ill purposes. Our society today definitely is addicted to their phones and the lack of actual human connection that occurs as a result of that has only coarsened our communities.

I have already warned my wife that when I retire, I will get rid of my cell phone and happily so.

24 January, 2023 12:06  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Shaw: Mobile phones do have their uses. A "smartphone", though, is really more than a phone. It's more like a portable internet connection. That too could be useful within limits, but for too many people, it becomes a kind of drug that keeps them oblivious to their surroundings and at one remove from life. How often do you see people at, say, rock concerts holding up their phones to videotape the performance? They're too focused on recording their experiences to just experience their experiences. How much of their lives do such people have real memories of, as opposed to thousands of hours of recordings they'll never watch?

Darrell: Yes, it's all in how people use them. You even see people who are obviously on a date with their smartphones out instead of focusing on each other. It's ridiculous. I still have a mobile phone but it's never turned on unless I'm actually using it.

24 January, 2023 22:29  
Blogger Lady M said...

I enjoy a bit a social media but no blue light after 6 so I have to get off of this thing now. I also like real stuff.

25 January, 2023 16:04  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Lady M: Real stuff is the best! But there's good and bad blue light.....

26 January, 2023 06:16  

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