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October 29, 2015
After watching the CNBC “Republican Debate” (which describes NOTHING that happened during the presentation) I had one of those “man out of time” experiences I get every once in a while. I feel as if I might be living behind the times, or ahead of the times, but I’m definitely not living in this time.
You’re reading this because you “follow” me on social media; you got this from someone else who “follows” me; or you stumbled on this via a search of some kind whether you know me or not. It’s all part of the internet, social media and “the cloud,” the mechanisms that connect more than half the people on earth. You can agree, disagree, honor or ignore what I write. Which is the point.
Particularly here in the USA. Social media has helped to divide us in the aggregate, and unite us in the minority as never before.
This is where we are going, or maybe we’re already here. Soon we will be able to have relationships and personal interaction with ourselves. That’s not just a joke. Your computer or your device already contains a sort of DNA that describes you by: IQ; your sense of humor; your politics and your religion; morality; sexuality; adulthood and childhood and just about every other “personal” trait that makes you, well … you.
So what happens when you use some app to find the next 10 people who are just like YOU? Why stop there? Find the next 1000 people who are just like you! How many of YOU are there? 250? 25,000? A MILLION? Is that a cult? Or a movement? You could marry yourself! You could literally change the planet!
At some point you could, ostensibly, start making choices about which “you” will be kept in the group or not. You have certain guidelines whereby you draw the line: “Sorry, that you is not you enough. Bye.” You would reach a point where you can literally talk to yourself about personal issues and crowd source problems to get definitive answers! Business, careers, the arts, everything comes into play.
Example: eharmony.com – a very good matchmaking website – has 29 levels of intimacy. But this “YOU” app will have an unlimited number of levels! Down to your most personal data! Heck, IT IS ALREADY OUT THERE RIGHT NOW!
But getting back to the debate. The right hates the left and vice-versa. Last night the CNBC “moderators” (actually nothing more than angry, narcissistic left-wing hacks, but you knew that) showed how stark the divide is. Democrats don’t see that the CNBC people did anything wrong! They were brilliant! Republicans see them as nothing more than shills for the White House and Hillary Clinton and the whole night was a sham (which it was).
Forget that. What if the “YOU APP” described above finds a few million “you’s” in the USA? All of “you” get together and form a political party. The “YOU PARTY” (“Us Party?”). At some point the app helps “you” reach a 51% majority – which wouldn’t be hard since most of us in the United States don’t, or can’t, vote. There wouldn’t be an election because computerized results would make it redundant. “YOU” win. Literally, “YOU” are president. And all of YOU are happy.
Which means that we would never have to listen to awful, low-rated, ego-driven rich “moderators” run a “debate” ever again. YOU wouldn’t need it. YOU are in control!