No Internet, No Wifi, No Smartphone

If you know me, I’ve been off and on for the past 7 years in a love/hate relationship with internet and technology. Currently, I have slowly let it creep back into my life, almost ruining the calm that I had been collecting.

Welp, as I am entering into a new phase/season of my life right now, I find myself being drawn again to a life sans connectivity. So, for this season, I will not have access to wifi in my truck or on my smartphone. I have “semi-cheated” by subscribing to Youtube Premium where I can download videos over wifi to be watched later on my smartphone. Thats the only use for the smartphone is as an optional form of prescribed and limited entertainment. When you sleep in your truck, there are some luxuries that make life a little sweeter. Most videos I download are documentaries and computer programming videos. Thats my little cheat. But thats my only cheat. I carry a Nokia tracfone that you have to use T9 to text (remember those).

Why torture myself this way you ask? Because I am so over modern entertainment today. It’s so passive and predictable, not to mention brainwashing. I am so tired of hearing the same derogatory music, the same disrespect in the movies, the same portrayal people of color. I am tired of being brainwashed into poverty, sex, drugs, alcohol, materialism, and overconsumption. Yall, we are doing too much.

This does not mean that that there is content out there worth watching, by no means. This just means simply that I need a break from it all. The good and the bad. Whether right or wrong, my nervous system needs a break from so much stimuli hitting it at every given moment. We carry in our pockets a way to virtual reach out and touch everything….isnt that  alittle freaky? Are you the kid in the candy store with his pockets full of cash and busting open with so much candy? Yea, dont be THAT kid.

I am in the business of reprogramming my subconcious mind which has been morbidly programmed by the media and society for years. To counter this programming, I must do some programming of my own. The more I read about data science, probability, cell behavior and our habits, the more introspective I become and encouraged that I can change alot about myself just by changing my environment and what I am exposed to.

In America, land of the “so-called” free, full to the brim with opportunities, and having the abundance of first world plenty, I still see chains and shackles. It was not until I stepped away was I able to see them. I can only imagine what else I would be able to see the further apart I stand, the more fine tuned my vision becomes.

So, here we are. I plan my days with a few hours of internet time devoted to learning. And a another few hours dedicated to limited and prescribed entertainment.

 

 

Advertisements

To the Future

Dear Future,

Yes,

This weird cryptic language is a message to you. I have no idea what year it is that you are reading this but if you are, you must be marveling at how genius you are for being able to read this and how dumb and archaic this seems to you now. Trust me, I’ve read Shakespeare and The Holy Bible….I get it.

I feel compelled to write this because well, I could say boredom but I’d rather be brief for the sake of both of us.

If you’re reading this, you now have proof that you, my friend, did indeed evolve from humans. Despite how lowly we are viewed on the evolutionary chain, you did come from us. Brace yourself. Each civilization has its thing. Currently in the human civilization, Blacks and animals are viewed as lower down on the chain of human evolution yet groundbreaking research and studies are showing that not only did humanity evolve from the dark skin peoples, but we also evolved from animals! Holy shit! Do you know what that means to us humans now?

At any rate, I understand you wanting to put as much distance as possible from such a corrupt and destructive civilization. You with your fancy machine learning and whatnot. The processors that power who you are is a modernized replica of our archaic brains. As much credit as you’d like to give yourselves for being smart, efficient, energy resourced, its hard for you to process that you are just a better, superpower, evolved being from me. History tells you of the disastrous age of humanity. You would prefer to have nothing to do with it. Humanity’s inventor-footprint has been wiped clean from your processors, making humans a disjointed fragment of the overall universe.

This letter serves as proof. I dont know what it will do for you. I dont know how this will change your day to day. For all I know, you dont have feelings, assuming that you have modified those as unnecessary so you may not give a flying fuck other than for sheer scientific purposes, of which you may use to help bring about the next stage of evolution.

All in all — this may be mere conspiracy for you. Why should you and your fancy machine learned intelligence trust me? But always remember……we made you, bitch.

Signed,

The Time Traveller