The ink of my recent article about living without a smartphone had barely dried, when I made a new and unexpected discovery. Smartphones, it seems, are the gift that keeps on giving. To appreciate the significance of this new finding, we first need to zoom out; so grab your beverage of choice and get ready, because this one is a doozy.
What an interesting read! I love it! Thank you!
Thank you for the article sir
Great info. Absolutely terrifying. Going to look for a bag.
Thank you for the article. It was a pleasure to read it. You are a good writer.
Good article !
Sent to my HS buddy who forwarded your article…
Dude! Yes I’m talking to you Mustang Man who use to have hair….your Insanely Free article, the perils of sleeping with your IPhone is a daunting, freaky, mind blowing piece of journalism BUT The last few sentences “help is at hand” is pure gold!!! I was thoroughly bummed and then it all changed. But of course!! When there is nothing left you can choose to have everything you dreamed of and much more.
Having read a few of your posts now, I can say with some degree of confidence that our lifestyles and values are quite similar. We both tend to obsess over our relationship with our digital devices, wanting to have our cake and eat it to, so to speak as it relates to the myriad of complex issues that can in more reductive terms be put as capitalism being a mechanism of an entropy of value on technology. We both reduce our waste as much as we are feasibly able. We have a respect for basic resources like food, water, electricity, etc. We have a connection to God, (the remainder of this sentence is speculative when it comes to you) likely forged from a personal scientific pursuit to prove Its existence, despite our upbringings being bombarded with telling us we are wrong, which likely persists in our everyday relationships.
The one key component I’m not entirely sure lines up is whether or not you are diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Since I was a teenager, I have been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. My skill in connecting dots was borne as a symptom of my diagnosis, though they led to nonsensical or even outright silly conclusions. Over time, they began to form a bit more salience. Once I mastered my management of my illness, the dot connecting has reached a point where I am at least able to challenge the connection of dots like yours.
While many of your referenced dots stand alone as, in various ways, factual and some pretty suspicious stuff being perpetrated by some very powerful people/entities, the connections themselves lack some additional dots that may make your connections as strong as you may think.
The process you describe is, while quite convoluted to the average person, makes sense as a framework for conquest. Despite evolutions in how conquest looks, it has existed for thousands of years now. Humans have dealt with this before. Same shit, different pile as my friends growing up in Wyoming would say.
While this may not be your intent, your narrative seems to make it seem like a coordinated effort at the behest of the powerful entities you describe. I would simply posit that all of these big tech organizations are merely opportunistic, seizing the opportunity brought forth from the destructive tragedy of their big oil predecessors.
If you look at the rise and fall of most civilizations, you’ll see that the majority of conquest is carried out by truly ruthless, ungodly people who have a complete disregard for humanity. Their thirst for blood and riches eventually becomes overextended and eventually their empire fades into obscurity through a combination of either rebellion or drastic change in climate.
Whether you are a Sumerian king, Roman emperor, Spanish conquerer, enterprising steel magnate, the people and the environment eventually push back on your heartless pursuits.
Conquerers have and will only ever care about themselves. All of these entities are stumbling over each other trying to conquer us and each other. We are merely the pawns. I like that your writing empowers people to perform a bit of this rebellious pushback in their everyday lives, it is necessary. By doing these things, we take our precious pawn lives off the board, and leave these games to the children, the leaders of these entities, in the basement where we can try to more easily ignore them.
Well if I have to wake up for 06.30am after a 12 hour shift feeding other peoples babies the day before, I kinda do... unless the inexpensive wrist watch has an alarm of course... but yes perhaps I get your insinuation; I need to leave modern life so that I can wake up naturally with sun #lifegoals #whenmygrandmotherdon’tneedmenomore #5yearplan
Saved for later... I need to read this though... “let’s get an actual alarm clock” will be my next action I’m sure. I did have one; I’m sure for all the reasons you’re about to explain but it drove me crazy with its tocking so I took the battery out, and then of course it didn’t go off in the morning.
Alarming! Only faith in the God that's within all of us and is everywhere if we trust and listen, can awake and save us from heading toward total disaster. 🤩🙏 🌈