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(Guardian)   According to anthropologists, the smartphone is now where we live. I have to say, I've had some small apartments, but this takes the cake   ( divider line
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164 clicks; posted to STEM » on 10 May 2021 at 1:38 PM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2021-05-10 12:28:36 PM  
It's unfortunate.

I've seen my friend become this phone zombie who is constantly on his phone.  No task too unnecessary to waste his time consulting his phone.

Then, there's the proselytizing non-stop about the wonders of the IPhone.  It can do this and that.  "Why are you using that kitchen timer (I've had for at least ten years)?  Your phone has a timer!"  Which I then have to explain that I have this nice handy little time ready to go on my desk for all my timer needs, that it would actually be slower to use my phone.  Every frickin' time.

Then there's the "you don't need a flashlight or a magnifying glass when you have an iphone" argument.

Whereupon, I say, "you're right!  You can even use it as a hammer!"  At that point I grab his phone and pound a nail into the wall with his phone which reduces it to pieces.   Then, he goes home mad. (I don't really do that last part but I think about it.)

The IPhone is a cult.  Let's face it.
2021-05-10 4:51:01 PM  
Lock someone in a prison cell. Offer them a bed and toilet or their phone.
2021-05-10 7:09:28 PM  

Russ1642: Lock someone in a prison cell. Offer them a bed and toilet or their phone.

Choose the smart phone, then Google "how to escape a prison cell using only my poop and pee."
2021-05-10 9:15:02 PM  
Saying a smartphone is a detachable "brain" works as metaphor. But saying a smartphone is a "mind" is actually true. Homo Sapiens evolves by ideas. We learned to fly but didn't lose the use of our arms.
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