More Screen Instructions on How to Live Life   Leave a comment


If they build it, they will buy it.

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Scrub the front, quickly hit the back, rinse and call it a day. I’ll come clean about it: I don’t spend more than an average of 30 seconds brushing my teeth. Unless, of course, I’ve got a dentist appointment coming up, then I’ll work on them for a minute or two.

But this past week I’ve attempted to brush up my act—or at least my teeth—with Oral-B’s SmartSeries Bluetooth toothbrush. Nope, not even the centuries-old toothbrush is safe from smartphone connectivity, thanks to the Internet of Things typhoon that’s sweeping through household electronics.

The new electric toothbrush, starting at $160, is now on sale in parts of Europe and is coming to the U.S. this fall. The brush pairs with your iPhone or Android phone to coach you through your brushing regimen. It gives you feedback about your brushing habits with the grand goal of getting you to brush for the dentist-recommended, though seemingly interminable, two minutes.

“Really? Hasn’t this gone a little too far? What’s next, connected toilet paper?” I can hear you asking yourself. There’s no doubt that this seems like another “Do we really need this?” product. But it’s great for people like me who have outgrown bubble-gum-flavored toothpaste and Justin Bieber singing toothbrushes. The brush and its app have had me so engaged that I’ve tripled my usual brushing time.

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The less time for free thinking, the less creative the world gets. Think about that without looking at the screen.

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Why do we have to be so absorbed with the little screen?  Can’t people think freely and spontaneously without needing to be focused on some trivial nonsense? Like all the time!

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You need software to help you brush your teeth, what’s next? Timing your craps? Which hand to use when scratching your balls?  This is getting very ridiculous.

I realize I just pissed off all the addicted screen clone zombies.

 

This is the future. Why is everybody not looking at the devices?

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Posted December 13, 2015 by markosun in Uncategorized

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