The Tech and lifestyle thread


#1

To discuss technology and how it affects our lives…
I for one dont like the internet of things to me somethings should just be analog…I dont need to voice activate my stove with amazons alexa…

Reasons why the internet of things sucks
A)it can be hacked…
B)really it’s just another excuse to be lazy
C)what if the internet goes down…
D)planned obsolescence…I swear if companies makes ppl upgrade this shit like an iphone… that is fucked…i dont have that kind of expendable income…

The monitor your own home thing with cameras I guess is good for personal security…however wtf if it gets hacked my going to the bathroom will be public display…pros and cons…


#2

Please move this thread to the sideroom when you are able to…


#3

The more time I spend on computers, the more disconnected I feel. I’m sure some people have the opposite effect, but I genuinely get anxiety attacks when I think about the internet of things or just how far-reaching technology can become or already has. Confronting how ‘hooked’ I already am is pretty terrifying as well.

Personally I’m like 2 steps away from throwing my phone / laptop into a lake and sleeping in the woods for a week just to detox and see how I feel after that. I’m a classic technology addict, I guess, and have been for far too long.

From my perspective, it all just looks like a new way to make yourself completely strung out. Although the advances that happen all the time are incredibly monumental, I can’t help but wonder what’s going on underneatht he surface. Something tells me I can’t be the only one suffering from it.


#4

options are great, dumbed down and over simplified user experiences aren’t. I think it’s a good time to be a nerd if you’re resourceful but even then you’re bound to encounter frustrating experiences here and there. Mostly thinking about software and ‘general consumer’ tech though


#5

To be fair, a better way to state this would be,

Presenting Dumbed down and oversimplified UX is great, when there’s options to make it more complicated as it needs to for the user. It’s not a good assumption to think an end user isn’t an absolute idiot in most cases, at least in the beginning,


#6

True, wish more people made user interfaces/experiences like this