Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Brave New World of AT&T

I only got through the first 39 seconds of this awfulness, but that was enough to see a little girl wake up and start "communicating" with the internet before she had wiped the sleep out of her eyes, and her father taking in a stream of nonsense on his bathroom mirror while brushing his teeth.  I'm sure all this digital noise appeals to some people, but I don't know who they are, I don't want to know who they are, and they are way to distracted to have time for another actual human being in their lives anyway.

Someone else can watch the rest of this horror- I'm sure it involves a "happy family" sitting around the kitchen table at breakfast, absorbed with their own personal electronic best friends, before "seamlessly" moving on to the same revolting self-absorption in the "family" SUV.  And I'm sure the message- "your life is lived on the web, and your value and gratification level can only be measured in the amount of data you can let pour all over you in any given day" is relentless.  But I'm not being paid to write this blog, so I'm not going to subject myself to it.

Instead, I'll just continue to congratulate myself for being born into a world where none of these "wonders" were available outside of science fiction books and movies, because ugh I can't imagine what this is doing to the brains and social skills of people who buy into the idea that any of this is necessary, let alone a net positive.  This is just gross.


  1. Mobilizing the world looks a lot like a zombie film. Hmmmmm.....I wonder if the people behind all the zombie stuff hate the oblivious gits gawking at glowing rectangles too.

  2. You didn't miss much. It was essentially about how technology will spy on you and inform you about everything you need in your life and help you do everything. Except somehow you still need to do things like shop for groceries, although your refrigerator now makes your grocery list by reporting to you what you're out of. But rest assured, it is still the little woman in the family who does the shopping in this brave new world--not the man. So much for the wonderful new world of the future.

    You would probably appreciate the kicker at the end, though: where they say that all this technology will enable you to spend MORE time with the people you love. Yeah. Really.

    1. oh yes, of course- we all end up more "connected" to the world- not to the people right next to us- but to total strangers on the web. Much better.