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Does Sand Control Your Life?

By Ted Twietmeyer

A classic prophetic sci-fi song "In the Year 2525" by Zager and Evans (1969) has already happened:

First lyrics of their song are:
In the year 2525, if man is still alive
If woman can survive, they may find
In the year 3535

Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lie
Everything you think, do and say
Is in the pill you took today

In the year 4545
You ain't gonna need your teeth, won't need your eyes
You won't find a thing to chew
Nobody's gonna look at you

In the year 5555
Your arms hangin' limp at your sides
Your legs got nothin' to do
Some machine's doin' that for you
Your arms limp at your sides? People walk around today text so often they don't even need to look at the phone display screen.
The pill you took won't need your teeth....or your eyes.....nothing to chew. Instead of eating properly, people reach for vitamin supplements.

What they prophesied for the year 5555 has already happened: A pill for every conceivable food and health issue you can imagine. Indeed, today's computers often make this phrase reality:  "Some machine's doin' that for you."

Indeed, there are machines everywhere doing that for you." Robots automatically map out a room then vacuum or wash floors. Or clean garages, pools, gutters etc...

People are consumed and OBSESSED with their smart phones. We have no cell or smart phones in our home or pockets. Only a five year old basic $9.99 phone resides in our car in the event of a vehicle or other emergency now that phone booths are vanishing across America. Neither me or my wife carry a cell phone on our person.

When we sit in a restaurant we talk to each other and look outside at the Sun, people and trees. Or listen to others tell interesting stories about their lives. But out in public, others around us are constantly flicking screens on their phones or texting. Perhaps they are obsessed about what others may be saying about them on a pointless social networking site. Or playing mind-numbing, dumbing-down video games.

I am certain that soon a psychiatric medical term will evolve for this obsession with electronic toys, along with a pill or therapy to deal with it. You don't need to a doctor to see a phone or electronic device obsession IS a obsession. Two or more people cannot sit down at a table at home or in public and talk to each other, but instead sit across from each other flicking screens on phones or texting. They are mentally in trouble and don't realize it. You don't need a medical degree to see that all of this is antisocial and abnormal.

The song "In the Year 2525" ends with this sentence warning the disabling of human beings can happen right now:
"So very far away, maybe it's only yesterday..."

Few people today know that smart phones began as a PDA, or personal digital assistant. Years before the internet, large color illustrations of a future PDA device were advertised in professional engineering publications. These were intended only to be used as calculators, simple word processors, video games, etc...

Chip sets made all this possible. These are a handful of integrated circuits (chips) designed by one company designed to interconnect with other integrated circuits made by the same company. Chip sets reduce parts counts. This is a key factor to lowering manufacturing costs and overall size of products.

Major manufacturers of chips like Texas Instruments, National Semiconductor and others were all competing to have their unique chip sets designed into new PDA products - back 25 years ago. Manufacturers knew huge chip set profits would be reaped by selling millions of PDA devices were at stake and competed to be designed into new products. That was the era when American manufacturers ruled the chip markets. What are chips made out of? Common sand - just like the sand you walk on at the beach.

PDA devices soon morphed into smart phones when cell technology went viral. Today's phones have spelled the beginning of the end of healthy relationships, thinking and common sense for human beings. Are not divorce rates already high enough?

Many believe we bring all our loves, hates, mistakes in life, compulsions and obsessions with us after death. If true, then people obsessed with smart phones, electronic toys and social networking will have a tough time when suddenly these are taken away. Look at how helpless people quickly become whenever the power goes out, even for a few hours.

Think about it - has SAND taken over your life?

Ted Twietmeyer

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