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***SPAM*** Re: <nettime> The Five Minutes App
Yvette Johnson on Tue, 8 Aug 2017 15:16:01 +0200 (CEST)


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***SPAM*** Re: <nettime> The Five Minutes App


Necessary evils: A Clockwork Orange; D.H. Lawrence

Reading's for wimps tho.

Watching short instructional videos on new computer topics: Winner's Circle!!

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> On Aug 4, 2017, at 3:49 PM, Morlock Elloi <morlockelloi {AT} gmail.com> wrote:
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> As the technology gets more advanced, the dominant class will direct it closer and closer to the primary physiological interfaces with no possibility of mediation.
> 
> It's called virtual reality. Nothing new about it - these are decades old and supposed to depict dystopia, but "dys" became "u":
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> http://www.puremovies.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/a-clockwork-orange-puremovies-620x299.jpg
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> http://cmulrooney.tripod.com/russelltommy3.jpg
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>> On 8/4/17, 2:07, Magnus Boman wrote:
>> Restating what you call obvious in hype terms: on the voice app market,
>> Amazon's Alexa is leading the race and this market is estimated to
>> <insert silly number here> billions, with Google and Microsoft tailing.
>> This is sold as getting rid of the keyboard and mouse, which surely
>> never were much good to us for communication human-to-human, but it is
>> again the "scarcity" you mention: a phone being used for voice, imagine
>> that, with almost all of its capabilities dormant. (This time the phone
>> has a hard disk though, so we _will_ be logged.) The Luddite dimension
>> is added to by Amazon paying voice app developers in cash. Stealth retro
>> tech dev paid by the world's richest man in paper money!
> 
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