Well, what are you waiting for punk?
Can you all imagine the monetary damage we could cause big tech if we would all throw our "smart" phones away, responsibly of course. Just deactivate them and stuff them away and go back to either NO cellphone or a dumbphone. Most of us have lived the majority of our lives without a smart phone, we can do it again!
This article was so well written and honest. I am crying thinking about all of it and have been. Unfortunately, the young bloods, will NEVER give up their toys!
The Vaccine Moment, part three
Paul Kingsnorth's latest essay: he has a similar concern to mine: we could mutate into a controlled, compliant Borg collective; a human termite colony, unless we resist en masse.
Well worth reading.
This novel is also reccomended : 'Mother of God' by David Ambrose.
I've read it several times.
I bought a vintage rotary dial phone recently.
It's being activated this week. I may even buy an aswering machine.
Mic drop! 🎤👏
“If we look more closely, we see that any violent display of power, whether political or religious, produces an outburst of folly in a large part of mankind; indeed, this seems actually to be a psychological and sociological law: the power of some needs the folly of others. It is not that certain human capacities, intellectual capacities for instance, become stunted of destroyed, but rather that the upsurge of power makes such an overwhelming impression that men are deprived of their independent judgment, and...give up trying to assess the new state of affairs for themselves.”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison
Follow the folly seems to be the order du jour: here in the UK asylum Woeful Whitty- The Ghost of Christmas Past- urges us, once again, to renounce any feeble attempts at enjoyment, normal behaviour, relaxation, affection and spontaneity.
Cowering behind our closed doors, gripped by Coronaparanoia, as we envisage an articially controlled vegetative existence, without hope, without prospects, without autonomy- but safe!
"There’s a Multibillion-Dollar Market for Your Phone’s Location Data" https://themarkup.org/privacy/2021/09/30/theres-a-multibillion-dollar-market-for-your-phones-location-data
Proximity is an issue for semi autonomy, are we familiar with the work of KEN KERN, have you ever pondered the admonition to TURN ON, TUNE IN, AND DROP OUT?
Not even sure that a nokia circa 2002 or whatever is enough. Maybe we need to go back 1980s where we had no mobile phones. That's what I'm doing now, my mobile stays at home. But even there it's intrusive, it listens if I get too close to it.
Far better times, but headed in the wrong direction. I can tell that by where we are now!
Great article -thanks
The more I read this, the more I love it.
I never had a smartphone. Something about it I couldn't even articulate. Had to get a new phone because the 3G network is going down. Actually considered getting a smartphone so I'd be able to access Telegram (sadly ironic that the folks organizing for parallel societies that don't comply with technocracy are on platforms that need smartphone to access (or at least need smartphone to register w Telegram, as far as I know, then can access from computer). But seeing how close these QR code enabled "passports" are, I don't even want anything that can read a QR code. So got a flip phone that can't read QR codes.
Yet all cell phones / antennas / this wireless soup we're in, affects our biology in not good ways .. and the companies lie and gaslight and ignore the injured and discredit the dissenting scientists ...
This patronising PC psychobabble is infuriating.
Touchy -feely advert appears on terrestrial C4 and STV:( can't watch occasional good stuff with ad blockers, more's the pity!).
I have never taken a selfie, let alone posted one anywhere.
I have never joined Facebook, Twitter, or any of those other such social media. No LinkedIn, no Instagram, no Snapchat. I have a degoogled smart phone that has the tracky bits removed, and the only parts of it I ever really use are the clock, the mobile hot spot, and the voice call ability. I don't text or read texts... it's email or a voice call for me if you want to reach me, and it sure as heck is not Gmail.
I do my browsing (and anything that can be done with a browser that most people would do with an app) with my Linux laptop. Scripts are blocked by default, especially Google's, and Facebook is just blocked completely. It would be great to be able to do that with Google, but too many otherwise lefit sites have googly bits that have to be enabled to make it work. Third party cookies are blocked and even the first party ones get wiped multiple times a day, though.
The only reason I actually bought the smartphone (a year ago perhaps) is that I wanted the mobile hot spot and that the carrier's flip phone had that feature disabled (even though the mobile data plan allows it). Still thinking of going to another flip phone that has that option. The fondleslab is just too big, even though it is the smallest one I could find that had an unlocked bootloader and the rest of the stuff.
I really kinda hate it. So many people have theirs out all the time, even driving to places they know how to get to, and I really don't see the appeal. Browsing on the thing is a form of torture that is probably against international law if you were to force prisoners of war to do it.
I agree with this, but - my hearing aids only work with Iphones. With the Apple product, I can hear clearly on the phone, listen to my media piped directly into my ears, and participate in videocalls/conferences.
Certainly, that is a small benefit, considering all that I lose by linking myself to The Apple (the scene from the Garden of Eden seems prophetic, doesn't it?).
I compromise. I own the phone, but detach from it as often as I can. I put myself on Do Not Disturb mode as often as I can.
But, I also run the network off it, handle my security notification/arming/disarming from there, and text with my husband and kids.
In short, I'm more encaptured than I ever wanted. And, it's by my own choice!