I’m notorious for hating the shit out of even dial phones. You think you have peace and free time, then you get an “important call” and have to answer it, or maybe it’s a spammer. You can’t tell, you just get interrupted by robot noises.
What I find especially worrisome is smartphones.
Yes, they can portably provide access to entertainment and information that we did not have. Those can be good, but I’ve noticed that people just get addicted to them and aren’t paying attention to reality around them anymore.
Specifically, I noticed most of my peers now substitute brains for smartphones. We are expected to know medical facts and make diagnoses, and while I simply remember things the old fashioned way, these people look up everything on their phones.
Your doctor might literally be just a middleman between you and a medical app. He might be spending tons of time and getting paid a huge salary just to look at his phone for 12 hours a day and do what it says.
How do you feel about that?
The latest in this horror story is something called “Shut-App,” created by a self righteous liberal Jew who wants to help you win debates against anyone who is not a Marxist by putting words in your mouth:
Have you ever felt yourself lost for words (or too flustered / exhausted to react) in the face of overwhelming hate, stupidity, misogyny, ignorance or bigotry?
Whether it’s the rambling candidate and his supporters making racists slurs, your sexist / homophobic uncle at Thanksgiving dinner, or “friends” on Facebook and Twitter denouncing feminism, science or civil rights – intolerance and idiocy are gaining on us.
It’s dangerous for our future. And for our sanity.
Too often, many of us remain speechless in the face of it, and feel crappy about it. Sometimes we’re flustered by the sheer absurdity of the situation, others times we don’t know enough about the topic. And often we know what we want to say, but just can’t quite articulate it.
The end result is the same – we’re frustrated, they get the upper hand, sometimes even swaying others.
It’s time to take a stand. Don’t shut-up. Shut-App!
I’m a long time debater, debate coach and educator.
I am not a company or an app developer. This isn’t about money.
I am sick and tired of racist / sexist / xenophobic / homophobic / fact-repellent / logic-resistant people ‘winning’ arguments and gaining traction just by dint of being louder, allegedly-tougher, or simply spewing falsehoods without consequence.
I want to make an app that empowers anyone and everyone to take a compelling stand, regardless of access to reading materials or possession of rhetorical savvy.
To put the best answers, most persuasive arguments and most rhetorically powerful comebacks to all common asinine arguments on all the hot topics – at the tips of your fingers.
Shut-App! covers everything – All hot topics, all answers to all asinine arguments, with your submissions and suggestions helping us keep up-to-date.
Shut-App! makes everything accessible on spot – Arguments, facts, answers and comebacks ready to roll, no tedious searches.
Shut-App! ranges from persuasive and informative arguments to drop-the-mic comebacks – logic, facts, wit or complete domination and awesomeness? whatever the situation calls for, you got it.
All answers researched, devised and approved by US and world debating champions of different backgrounds, genders and ethnicities – to ensure you get the best from the best.
So with Shut-App you can:
Clearly articulate your position
Elegantly persuade those you wish to persuade
Decisively win the arguments you want to win
Own the, um, rear-end of those whose rear-end you want to own
And take a stand against ignorance and bigotry.
When forced to consider ideas that are not Marxist, these kids look to their PHONES to tell them WHAT TO THINK. This insanity has reached a breaking point. Just now things that used to be a Saturday night live parody are now dead serious and nobody finds them funny. People do things that would be blood curdlingly creepy or downright stupid-looking 20 years ago. They go on the internet and search for only things they agree with to win arguments without any critical thinking skills, so they make an app to do all the work for them.
That used to be comedy material, now it’s the horror of mass idiocy. The thought that a whole generation could be taking their ideological cues from a phone app… imagine that there is yet another terrorist attack or black riot, and you show up at work or wherever saying “HOLY SHIT, EVERYONE GOT FUCKIN’ SHOT! DO YOU BELIEVE ME YET???” and you see all the zombies check their phones and look at this morning’s special update on how to rebut the “I told you so” argument and then all look at you and repeat the Official Position at you in a dry monotone with their dead faces.
This is some genuine Mark of the Beast shit.
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.