May 19, 2013
The infiltration of electronically infused gadgetry has now reached saturation point and the first rumblings of discontent are starting to come in. Has the time finally arrived to start taking things in our own hands again? Shares are hopelessly down on Face-book Inc. Micro-soft is struggling with keeping up sales on new Pod/pads and Tablets. Moses is sobbing to Joshua.
Looking back, it might well have been the moment when the IT television Guru showed us a new form of inter-connect and therefore disconnect with living lives with the introduction of spectacles that were mini computers. Apparently, those spectacles introduced by Micro-Hard reacted to eye movements that would obey brain messages.
If the brain thought of a big Mac, instantly would appear a GPS signal on the special spectacles, giving directions to the nearest MacDonald’s obesity emporium. They were never far away.
Pitifully or fortunately, many life brain messages, if they still existed, were already mainly of such a superficial nature, the electronic spectacles had little trouble obeying them, honing in on mainly food courts with lots of sugar and fat destinations. The glasses reveled in obeying the child-like brain messages and many people were observed robot-like and in auto mode, marching to fast food outlets or ATMs, queuing patiently and obediently but also utterly silently behind each other with eyes fixed myopically into their special E-spectacles with 4G capabilities and interconnecting WWW surf obligations.
It was then, that, first in medical journals but followed soon reported in the MSM (main stream media), that odd behavior, mainly in some elderly people in public was observed. An elderly man found in Sydney’s George Street, all fetally curled up sobbing with an unexplained rage foaming at the mouth trying to ingest a Samsung 3G tablet. A week later a woman dressed in a floral summer twin-set had been found trying to strangle her I/pod with an ear phone cord. Nothing like that had ever been seen before.
In America similar incidents were observed. Disposal bins and rubbish containers were being filled with E-Modems together with anti-depressant pills. Swinging mood changes amongst taxi drivers were worrying authorities. What was happening? The next week, in Innsbruck Austria, a smoking pyre of Blue E-Teeth was discovered after neighbours in Rauchenstrasse complained of an acrid smell. The Tyroler ski resorts are greatly worried. The image of smoke curling up from ancient farm house chimneys and the perfume of pine covered valleys was what attracted tourism to Tyrol (Ach Tyroler-Land, du bist so schon) not smoking stacks of dying Blue-teeth.
What was most worrying though that on the intercontinental train Genoa- Stockholm a group of people were seen to be talking and conversing, face to face. It was also rumored some were even knitting while TALKING, although that last item has yet to be confirmed.
Just now a report came in of a large group of people having been seen along Fifth Avenue NY chasing Micro-Hard and Windows 9 executives while hurling E- tablets at them. A 79 year old addressing a small crowd while standing on an E-Box modem, solemnly threatened self immolation unless shops would empty their pernicious E-Wares including those dreaded E-specs.
A large golden arched M sign was being torn down in Brooklyn by an infuriated crowd reclaimed the right to health with lentils and celery sticks and shouting obscenities at those still munching on triple beef patties and slurping sugar slurries.
Was it also true that people were handing in their guns, throwing bazookas and multi clip assault weapons on the front lawn of the NRA with its president last seen rowing across Lake Ontario after being chased by large groups of school children? Rumors are rife. In Australia people were helping refugees on leaking boats, rowing them on-shore and gave them blankets, oranges and cashews, and offered their shivering bones welcoming fires.
It is in the air. Some think the world is ready to take back the copper wire again. Things are yearning for simplicity. There will be a revolt by millions of the elderly fed up by complications and enforced choices. The E-glasses were just the catalyst. Things had been brewing for a long time. Even in Vladivostok reports of rampaging people demanding for copper-line to be returned with normal ring-tones and obligatory banning of all E-Glasses and Blue Tooth connectivity in cars strictly banned. Riots in Rostov’s Gorky Park are ongoing.
There will be milling crowds of the elderly, many in battery powered mobility scooters, fed up by complications of hard drives and E-Sticks with useless memory Apps and Blue teeth, with clusters of chargers clogging up drawers and found tangled underneath groaning beds and around cats’ claws.
Mark my word, all those millions of the gummy mouthed but brave, seething with discontent, coarse oaths renting the air. There will be blood on the streets. I/Pods will be hurled through shop windows, gnarled hands shaking, poking the arid air. Give us back our normal lives, face to face with social intercourse, is what we want. We want it now, they shouted in voices hoarse but not of age.
People on street corners are talking, having real conversations and chattering crowds on trains and trams again. The sound of voices is reverberating on the streets. From the chaos of entangled stifling staccato text messages and E- padded rubbish will come forth again a river of flowing words and torrid conversations. Seeds of imagination are being sown on fertile ground. It will come about.
Mark my word.
The revolution is coming.
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