You’ve seen them in restaurants. Those 20 & 30-somethings that just can’t leave their damned cellphones in the car or turned off for even the amount of time that it takes to have a meal. And, to make matters even worse, they’ve ALL got the most annoying ringtone imaginable programmed into the infernal thing, thinking that everyone else has the same crappy taste in music as they do!
Of course, they’re all deaf. You can tell, because, they are practically YELLING into their phones, or they are so proud of what they are talking about that they wish everyone else in the room to hear it, also. You wish that it was you that were deaf when you hear ALL the gory details about what their kids are doing, what the idiot at the job is doing, what their idiot ex is up to and how much they want them dead, etc., etc…
It truly is pathetic the way we let technology rule over us. I wouldn’t have one of the damned things if it weren’t that my boss requires that I have one of them. What would be fine all by itself and if it were applied with reason is turned into a curse when it is allowed to take over our entire day. Now, we make sure that even young kids get a cellphone, long before they know how to use the thing properly. You see entire families sitting at a table in restaurants, their faces buried in cellphones, Ipads, totally oblivious to one another. Today, I witnessed a young family out with what I presume were their aged parents. The parents sat there watching the youngsters play with their damned toys… it was pathetic. They might as well have been sitting there by themselves or had been invisible.
Kids walk down the street, noses buried in their Ipads, texting one another, though they are walking side by side. You know it’s getting a bit much when you can’t simply turn your head to converse with the living, breathing soul beside you! Wasn’t that what Morse and those other inventors were striving for… that PERSONAL touch? Seems we’ve gone BACKWARD and not forward!
Technology SHOULD make life easier, instead, it’s made life harder. Now, we are never out of touch, someone can always reach us. There is no fortress of solitude that we can escape to for a little privacy without somebody interfering with that privacy. It’s not only our privacy that’s being violated, it’s that of those all around us, too!
Of course, ALL cellphones are tracked, nowadays, too, so “big brother” can keep tabs on us all. Can’t have the sheep wandering around unsupervised, billion$ of dollars go into public bandwidth surveillance every year. All of your calls are recorded and can be traced if there is sufficient interest there. People are becoming more aware of this fact, but, their interest in technology outweighs any concerns that they have that they might be having their freedoms violated. Toys are simply too irresistible, these days, or could it be that we are hopelessly complacent?
I just shake my head when I see these public displays and I feel sorry for the youngsters having to deal with their soft-headed parents. The world that they have been thrust into is a far cry from the one that my generation knew at their age. It would be better had they not been born when things really begin to fall apart.
A new world order has emerged, one that I have been tracking for nearly 40 years. International despots wish to consolidate all nations under one banner, that being the banner of the evil one. Satan is making his last ditch attempt to circumvent God and wrest the throne from Him in the hearts of men. For the most part, he will succeed. In the end, however, he will die and so will all of those that sided with him. For many, it will have been the conveniences of this life that was the fatal bullet in their hearts. Too late, men will see that this world was never the world that they were to focus their hopes on. We may have reached a certain technological standard in this reality, but, in the end, it is merely the last nail in society’s coffin.
A world too consumed with the seeking of pleasure and convenience to pay attention to the obvious signs of rot that is eating our society from the inside out.