The ultimate merging of social media and the physical realm

Many of us see the social media world today as either a form of entertainment or a form of sharing our lives with each other. many others see it as a complete hassle, a distraction and a way to disconnect ourselves from each other.

In a certain way it can be true since the interactions are a “lock in”. if you want to understand what is a lock in better I recommend that you read the book “you are not a gadget”.

Jaron lanier one of the fathers of the internet as we know it writes a manifesto of the vile future that expects us and how lockdown concepts will limit our world as they do it today.

There are also brighter approaches

Monty python said “always look on the bright side of life”. and there is a point to that. we can always look at the world as a black utopia slowly becoming or we can start looking for the positive things.

A whole new professions had grown thanks to social media. the web is full with guides and posts about improving your social media presence or how to get better on youtube and so on and this all might look to ones as a form of entertainment and to others pure distraction.

But this is just how the world we live in and us as a society interact with each other and the world. we divide and create groups that give us a sense of belonging. there is nothing wrong with the person who likes social media or the person who hates it. they are both the same.

They simply belong to different groups of interest. and the internet of things is going to make this even better.

Technology becomes a servant rather than a master

Nowadays we need to be at our computer to interact via social networks. but soon enough it will replace our phone. there will be a convenient intuitive wearable device that in the end will be adapted by society .

The apple watch is not such a good product as I wrote in my other post about it but there will be a device that will connect us again. and this time we will really have the social network as a tool to communicate outside, easily and intuitively.

Computers will return to be a working tool and more elements will transcend into the physical realm. again some of us might hate the idea and some might love it. the truth is that if we don’t destroy ourselves in our own apocalypse there will be a generation that will be born into this state as a natural reality, this is the beauty of the cycle of life.

It allows fresh new minds to continue from the points we grew tired and old of.

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Apple’s Gold watch is actually a bad sign

I know there is quite a buzz running around apples watch and everybody seems to really want to have one. but when a big company markets a product for high class sectors it is actually a bad sign.

You see when there is a big success, like the Iphone or the Ipad you didn’t need to coat it in gold in order to attract attention. It’s simply because it’s a product of the masses and this makes the largest sector of buyers in any case.

This video is one of many that actually not make it quite sure if it’s really worth to pay $17,000 for. you see people pay a lot of money for luxury watches because they are luxury watches.

Apples watch as much as it wants to be a fashion item is still a gadget before anything else. and Apple is desperate to use the oldest trick in the book and make celebs and rich folks adopt it as their next luxury fashion item.

Wake up guys, this is not a Rolex or patek phillipe. it’s just an iwatch. so I don’t know if this was the best move from them to make. but one thing is for sure. they did release the first wearable computer to the market.

This will open the door to many other vendors to display the next technologies to the market and shape the market. this was always something apple was good at. smartphones took off right after the release of the first iphone.

It was simply what everyone wanted but didn’t know it yet 🙂

I won’t be getting an apple watch this year. the idea of having all of my apps tapping my wrist sounds more neurotic than having an iphone which is more distracting than enough. so anyway if you are after the watch the rumors are in any case that you better wait for the next version.

Since all the critics and reviews point there.