Sunday Ramble 13: Technology & The Future #em-srp

There seems to have been an explosion of new prompt sources in the world of Boglandia, including E. M. Kingston’s Sunday Ramble. This week’s topic is "Technology and the Future," and here are her questions and my answers.

  1. Are there any applications on your mobile device, tablets, etc. that you cannot live without? In truth, I could probably do without many of the apps on my phone, but here are the ones I consider essential:

    • Spotify – gotta have my tunes
    • Instagram – It seems people are ditching Facebook for Instagram. Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t care, he owns them both.
    • Reddit – Also more interesting than Facebook
    • Inoreader – my feed reader
    • Google Calendar – I know iOS has a calendar, but I’ve been using Google Calendar for a while.
    • Evernote – All the important stuff goes in Evernote. It’s a good repository and, regardess of my constant carping about the expense, it just works
    • Wikipedia – The Blogger’s Best Friend
    • DoorDash – We order food a lot…

    I have many others (TOO many others, to be honest), but those are the ones that immediately come to mind.

  2. Do you prefer Apple or Android? iOS, by Apple.

  3. Windows OS or MacOS? MacOS. I don’t want to mess with Windows ever again. I also work wth Linux Mint.

  4. What do you wish that you would have placed in a time capsule 15+ years ago to have access to now? The faculties I lost 15 years ago when I had my stroke. I know, that has nothing to do with computers, although you might say that it has a lot to do with technology.

  5. When you think of the what the world will look like 50 years from now, what does that future look like through your eyes? I see a world dominated by artificial intelligence and natural stupidity.

Hope you enjoyed this and provokes a conversation here!

28 thoughts on “Sunday Ramble 13: Technology & The Future #em-srp

  1. Oh…I forgot from your last post about Bananas and spiders….you gave me the willies!! Yikes to spiders!!! I bet you saw some big creepy crawlies. OK, I am so not a tech person but I like Instagram and Facebook but also Pinterest. I love youtube and look up a lot on Youtube. I still listen to my CD’s and records and prefer Apple because it’s easy. I love your last answer and so agree with you.

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  2. I’ve worked on both Mac and Windows…I use Windows at work and mostly at home…but I’m starting to get into Linux much more than either.

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      1. I have to work in Windows as in servers. I’m starting to work in some Linux servers and I like them so far. The command lines are so different bu easier in a way.

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  3. Wow, you nailed it with natural stupidity! It’s everywhere!!

    I use Windows 11 and it’s not too bad. I tried to switch my older laptop to Linux but she wouldn’t cooperate. Perhaps, she is too old for the switch. I weaned myself away from anything Google because I don’t trust them. I use Vivaldi’s calendar.

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    1. So there’s now a Windows 11 after they told us “Windows 10 is IT! The last Windows EVER! And we mean it!”

      They talk about The Singularity, a point where artificial intelligence takes over the world, and all I can think is that, given the quality of world leaders we have now, it ,ight be an improvement…

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      1. Well, greedy Microsoft probably needed to add to their profit. After 2025, computers with Win 10 and lower will no longer have Microsoft support plus Win 11 is not compatible with older computers. Out of all my computers, my newer laptop is the only one compatible with Win 11.

        I think anything will be an improvement over the leadership or lack of the leadership today. The thing with AI is who and what programs it.?

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  4. I can’t think of a single app I have to have. I use a few, but with little enthusiasm I guess. As for the world in 50 years, I envision a sad place wherein people only stare at screens, never looking up to see what really is out there.

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  5. Hi John – thanks for the post and your thoughts – I’ve noted. I would concur about the “I see a world dominated by artificial intelligence and natural stupidity.” … cheers Hilary

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    1. I heard that about Artificial Intelligence and natural stupidity years ago, when it didn’t look like AI’s could do a better job running life on Earth…

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  6. Hi John, and welcome to my prompt! I always love to see new faces rambling with us 🙂 I forgot all about food! I would have to add DoorDash, GrubHub, Uber Eats to my list! I used to use Evernote, and I had forgotten about it! Thanks for the reminder. I agree completely with your last answer…the only thing I would add is as long as ELE doesn’t wipe us out first lol. Thanks so much for joining in! Have a great week!

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