Streamline (Stream of Thought) 1/12/18

Dumpster Fire of the Day:

I opened Twitter for a moment today and saw just about every Tweet using the term “shithole” in reference to something that the president may or may not have said. So I instantly closed Twitter because it is in effect, a shithole. There’s a reason I deleted all of of my tweets yesterday. I’m sick of the negative echo chamber that is Twitter. It pulls you in with negativity and creates a narrative to incite you.

Hang it up:

Likewise, I saw some convo on Hangouts where I’m in a few different groups. Oh hey look!!! I already posted about that… 2 DAYS ago. Yet now someone is posting up the same links I already posted, as if they were new. That’s my big thing right now, if I’m taking the time to relay certain info, and you can’t acknowledge it, then why am I posting it??? That’s pretty much everything now… Ergo… this blog being my journal of it all.

I’ve been withdrawing more and more from social media things and the more I think about it, the more I think it is the right decision.

Altered Carbon is coming!!!

The new Altered Carbon trailer is awesome. I need more Cyberpunk in my life and so far, from the trailers, it is doing the book justice. I’m also rereading the book right now and I’m thoroughly enjoying it even more on the reread. 2/2/18 is the big day it hits Netflix. Can’t wait!!!

Alt 105.7 FM in Atlanta

I just happened to have this station on this morning when I pulled out of the garage to go to work. Normally I listen to WSB for the weather and the news but I had this station on from the drive home last night. The morning talk show here was refreshing. They steered clear of politics which was VERY nice. A morning show that doesn’t let itself get politicized? Can it be? Apparently it is, and that is exactly what I am looking for!!!

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams

It’s finally here!!! The entire first season is up and streaming on Amazon Prime today!!! Reviews have said that this is better than Black Mirror even. It’s also a cyberpunk show so I’m totally down with that.

The NY Times Noticed that Wearables are DEAD

They ran an article today asking if the fad was dead because wearables are MIA at CES. I said over a year ago that wearables were dead. As a matter fact, before I ever bought a Pebble Steel, I stated that wearables were nothing but a fad or electronic toy for adults and that they would be a flash in the pan. I was right. Sure, people still wear their Apple Watches and Fitbits but the majority of people have tried the fad and dismissed it already. I’m still calling the second coming of VR a second fad also. I hold out more confidence for AR but VR is a Pebble Time 2 away from the history books once again.

Upgrade your Cybernetics and Bionics

Speaking of current tech and fads… How we do things now has totally ruined a future where bionics and cybernetics are a generalized thing. I mean, are you going to buy a cybernetic eye that will only get 2 years of updates? After 2 years, some snot nosed 14 year old hacker will be sitting in his parents basement hacking the shit out of your eye. The same goes for legs or arms or etc… Never mind that to subsidize the cost, you may be forced to watch a commercial via that eye every hour… We are on this tech trend where a new version of tech comes out yearly and the old version gets updates for X many years. Having a cybernetic body that is prone to planned obsolescence would really not be a good thing. I guess those cybernetics will join the jetpack in the the list of cool things that will probably never be.

That’s the Streamline for today… Catch you next time.

-JF

Author: jasonfalter

Aspiring writer that is not starving due to being in the Technology industry. Noir, Crime Fiction, Cyberpunk, Etc...

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