The Trap of Becoming Technology Dependent

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Technology is becoming so much more advanced and paired with the internet, it’s become a dependency. I look back to the time when I did not carry a cell phone. The only technology I carried with me was a pager. Then cell phones became popular, only being used for phone calls. Now that I can take an internet connection with me wherever I go, it’s difficult not to have a smart phone.

When I purchased my first smart phone, which was the iphone 4s, I filled my phone with so many apps. After a while, I realized that I only needed a few, just enough to fill up the home screen. The most helpful app has been maps. I can be anywhere, find a place I need to go like the gas station or the closest coffee shop and get there using my phone. I would never want to go back to following directions off of a piece of paper.

Technology has definitely helped to improve our lives or at least, make it easier, but is there a line to be drawn on how dependent we should be on technology? This brings to mind, alexa by amazon or siri on the iphone. Some people are so dependent on alexa that they have their whole house connected to its capabilities, such as security cameras, turning on the lights, playing music and locking the doors.

Aside from the convenience of having so much information at the palm of your hands for your own benefit, unfortunately someone else is benefiting from collecting your information and selling it to companies to market products to the user. Some companies go so far as to track your travels, where you go, what time or what conversation you had with someone. I saw a video recently about a couple that had their house dependent on alexa. They were having a conversation about the floors of their house. Turns out their conversation was unknowingly recorded and sent to a friend of theirs. Now, alexa is unplugged and out of their house.

While driving, one can ask siri a question, given that they have an iphone and siri will answer. Siri can give directions, find the closest gas station, schedule an event on your calendar, and answer a question one would type on a search using the internet. It’s like having your own personal assistant, on your phone.

If you’ve ever wondered how you all of a sudden you receive an advertisement for something that you were just talking about, you could have been recorded. If you use Siri, it’s tracking and recording you, just check out the settings under Siri and privacy for each app. I previously had a google email account and I would use google maps on my phone, then I came to a page that had all the information on where I traveled to, the routes and what time. After that, I deleted my account and never used google maps again. Even when you browse through youtube or google, if you are logged in, then all that information is being recorded, what you searched for so that the right advertisements will come your way. I now use duckduckgo and firefox focus for privacy reasons.

It seems, every time I have to sign up for something new online, there’s always an option to sign in with google, facebook or apple. It’s just another way for these companies to collect more information from people. How about the latest cars that are coming out that are self-driving and can easily connect to the internet? It wouldn’t surprise me if that would also be collecting information from its user.

It worries me how far these companies are going with our information and how dependent we are becoming on technology and the internet. If we are already getting our privacy breached with the technology in our homes, in our purse or pocket, image if it were inserted underneath our skin. People are already getting microchips implanted underneath their skin to open doors, pay for products, start their car, unlock their phones and now, in Sweden, as a vaccine passport. I thought only animals should be tracked or chipped, now we are the animals.

China already has a point system in place to keep track of its citizens. There are cameras all over the streets that record people by facial recognition and establish points based on their actions. If points are low, they are limited to travel and do other things. If China is going on a digital currency and people access their bank account with facial recognition, image how much more control the CCP can have over their citizens?

We already have smart phones that unlock with facial recognition and plans of the U.S. having its own digital currency, along with the rest of the world. We also have an unconstitutional mandate in our country that punishes the UN-vaccinated, limiting them to their own human rights. Vaccine microchips are not too far away from reality in this country. All we need is an evil dictator to rule our country and create more mandates that violate our freedom, take away our constitutional rights, violate our personal protection and privacy and push microchips on all of us with the help of the media to make it look like a great thing or monetary persuasion. With the chip and facial recognition, we can all be controlled and tracked down easily and with the help of self-driving cars, we can be held hostage in our cars and taken to a place against our own will. It’s a scary thought, but look at what’s happening around the world. Even more frightening is thinking about the evil dictators of the past, what they have done and how they achieved their goals with the help of their own people.

15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.

Revelation 13: 15-18

Metaverse Life Outside of Reality

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Life can be tough sometimes, to a point where daydreaming or living outside of reality can be an outlet to not think about the hardships in life, but how far or how long is too much? At what stage do we need to get to in order to realize that living in a virtual world for a lengthy amount of time becomes very unhealthy.

I had a friend who had a boyfriend who would just come over her house and play video games on her large screen TV. Although he was physically present, mentally, he was gone, into the video game. I admit, playing video games can be fun, but just as other things, it can become an addiction. It takes one’s mind out of reality, especially if it involves wearing VR goggles.

Now, instead of a game just being a source of entertainment, Facebook or now, Meta, wants their users to live a life outside of reality. If you’ve seem Facebook’s video where Mark Zuckerberg is introducing Facebook’s transition as now, Meta, he presents himself in a virtual environment with his own avatar. His avatar goes into another virtual space with other avatars, associated with other real people. There’s a clip where other avatars meet up to celebrate a birthday party in virtual reality. What’s a birthday party without a real cake to eat or making goofy memories with friends in person? Will this younger generation be making memories with their avatar friends in virtual reality? The video is very troubling in a sense with the question of, what is this technology going to do to the younger generation? Rather than meeting their friends in person, they will meet virtually, in a metaverse. This virtual world can become a constant outlet to mentally and visually leave reality.

Will their identity be their avatar and the house they live in a virtual home and what happens when they step outside of their virtual world, will it be a blow to real life? I can’t imagine how much damage Meta/ Facebook will be doing to this younger generation, but it doesn’t matter to them, because they will be profiting off the hours that users will spend online and what they will be purchasing to stay in their metaverse. There’s exploration inside a pre-programmed virtual world, but no hands on innovation or creativity. Take the internet away and what are kids left with?

The Innovative Covid Vaccine Mandate

These days, the outlook on societal issues, deemed right or wrong seem to stem from the influence of certain news sources and liberals in power. As a conservative, if you live in a liberal state, you feel ripped off. All those tax dollars you paid to the state and you get poo-pooed on with bogus new laws pushed on everyone. Mandates being passed are unconstitutional, unsafe, unfair or not well thought-out, like defunding the police or the latest, vaccine mandates.

I was told the other day, that people without the vaccine are handicap. Although those that recovered from covid have antibodies and are more resistant than people that are vaccinated, the vaccine is still being forced on them. In addition, children below 12 years old have less than a 0.1% chance of dying from covid yet, the government and schools want them vaccinated. That’s like mandating the seasonal flu shot on kids.

There are people that don’t qualify to get the vaccines because of their health condition. If they get it, they will die or their body can be permanently damaged, listed on Pfizer’s website. Nonetheless that doesn’t stop big government from forcing all of society to get vaccinated or be jobless or be unable to enter a public space. Unvaccinated people are being treated as less human, it’s pretty much discrimination.

What most people don’t know is that the vaccines currently being used in the U.S., Pfizer & Modena are a new type of vaccine that has taken two decades to get passed and would not have if it weren’t for the rush to get it out. The new part of it was the mRNA which holds a spike from the covid virus. Some sources say that the body doesn’t produce antibodies with the vaccine until covid is detected in the body, yet other sources say it takes two weeks to produce antibodies. Vector vaccines like J&J or Astra-Zeneca are similar, but don’t contain an mRNA. They contain an adenoviral vector, which contains genetic material. Some scientists say that these vaccines can’t change ones DNA or damage it, but others say that it can enter into the nucleus of our cells with evidence to show.

Sources say that the only other time the mRNA vaccine was used on humans was during the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The CDC says that the reason the mRNA vaccine took so long to pass was that it was unstable, which was solved by using a lipid. The production of an mRNA vaccine was more efficient and less costly to produce than the traditional, which carries a weakened form of the germ, not a mRNA strand.

Reports have shown that some have died from getting the vaccine, after being forced by their employer. Others have had temporary or permanent damage in their body. Considering this and the fact that it’s a new type of vaccine, no one should be forced to get it, most especially, people who don’t need it.

Some might be questioning why many religious people are against getting the vaccine. Possibly because stem cells from aborted babies were used for testing. These are stem cells that multiplied from fetal tissue.

I’m tired of hearing people talk hypothetically about an unvaccinated person getting someone else sick who’s already been vaccinated. That’s the whole point of getting vaccinated is to protect yourself from getting utterly sick from covid.

I get why people would get the covid vaccine to protect themselves, especially if they’re in the vulnerable age group or have preexisting conditions or just scared to get covid, but what I don’t agree with is taking away peoples right to choose. We are after all, a free country with a constitution that says so, not a dictatorship.