Thank you all for your diligence in visiting my blog and liking my posts. I feel that I am slacking in getting to your sites and reading and liking. I’ll continue to make an effort to get there. I am really limiting my computer use unless I’m at work. I find it very liberating.
I have more time.
I am less stressed.
I scan the news everyday and still try to find both sides of the story.
Everything on the web that you see is a result of computations (Algorithm) for marketers and government agencies whether malicious or not. They are directly marketing to you all the time. You already know that. But it’s not at the top of your mind, where it belongs. They also use this information to inform others about you. Yes Facebook does it. Google, Edge, IE, Safari and many more hold all your data and continue to build this identity of you.
Not just ISPs
Not just social networking sites
depending on your level on the digital divide will determine your online identity.
In some cases your refrigerator, TV, stereo, car, and the obvious phone are all gathering and manipulation data that is attached to you FOREVER. With this data many things about you can be anticipated. Yup Where you will eat, what type of toilet paper you use, and all the rest.
and all this data can be hacked and sold. To anyone.
What you type is recorded even if you delete it. Everything is being stored. Ultimately you might think there is some privacy but alas there is not.
It’s the noise.
The noise of Trump, of Clinton of anything that will get your pressure up. AS you’ve seen this last year and the years of Obama, Bush and Clinton they don’t care. They care enough to get your vote and that is it. They use hyper-focus groups, they anticipate your preference of mustard. by now they know your preference. Sometimes they appear to pass some sort of signature to free this or fight that. Until it is run through congress and voted on it can be wiped out with another signature.
You don’t have to end it all. You don’t have to bury your phone or argue with your refrigerator. Just find a quiet space for some quiet time. Start off with a few minutes here or there and take a minute.
You’ll find your brain can quickly remove all the clutter.
You’ll find you don’t have to respond to every beep on the phone.
Don’t go total Luddite. Technology is fun, useful and great for emergencies.
Take those moments of quiet time. You have to take them since you’ll never want to be without your worldwide instantaneous communicators. Set them down and walk to another room.
Privacy is quietness. It’s time alone.
It’s really really nice.
Freedom of the Mind. Freedom of the Spirit.