Sad day for humanity….
Within our current modern day and contemporary society humans are becoming way too lazy. Throughout recent technological innovation and the dominant role technology plays in our daily lives, humanity is being lead farther down the path of laziness than ever before. Humanity has a reached a point so lazy, where sometimes even recalling or attempting to remember a specific thought or memory is considered too bothersome and instead of thinking back and remembering we, as humans instead ‘google’ the answer to a question we’re too lazy to answer ourselves without our technological assistances and sidekicks. It’s become completely and utterly pathetic. Instead of actively using our brains to their full capacity and using memories to recall knowledge we instead rely instinctively on technology and search engines to provide us the answers to all of our questions and concerns within our life, and therefore completely eliminating the usage and purpose of our memory and brain. It becomes a dark day for humanity when we seek a piece of handheld technology to be our primary ‘go-to’ person and assistant for when we need help with something, for example the newest and latest app on the new iPhone 4S, her name is Siri and she does almost absolutely anything you ask of her to do, it’s crazy. She not only schedule’s and reschedule’s your calendar, she calls and texts your friends, she knows your music, she google’s everything and best of all she’s completely hands free, all you need to do is tell her what to do and she does it.
Siri is Apple’s latest ploy to not only attract customers to their newest and latest overpriced product, but she is available to construct and project a very simple and easygoing lifestyle with a piece of handheld technology to consumers. Where buying into this product makes your personal and professional life and the lives of those around you so much easier, leaving you time to do what makes you happy. Where I see it as a marketing ploy and effectively manipulating the laziness of humanity as a ploy to buy into this seemingly useless product of Artificial Intelligence, even by giving the app a name and a computerized feminine voice depicts how fast and easily influenced humanity is letting these overpowering systems of computers, cyborgs and robots to control our lives, and thus live for us, taking away whatever little piece of humanity we have left in this highly industrialized and materialistic world we are living in. Relating directly to class discussion on how the Material culture of today has such a strong influence on humanity today referencing specifically towards Professor Moore’s Theory on Material Culture Today. Where material objects contain traces of their own cultural importance and therefore associating material things and objects with socially meaningful use, purpose and significance to the consumer within our culture.
After watching the hilarious video above from College Humour, it was an obvious attempt at depicting how Siri’s function would play out in the lives of humans. Although a very extreme advertisement of the Apple product, questioning the actual purpose of Siri’s function inside of the device proves to be useful in showing humans how pointless this app truly is.
So please tell me why this phone is still ‘temporarily out of stock’ and the back-orders are ridiculous. It just goes to show how easily humans can be manipulated into buying something and wasting their money on a product, or a tool as they may interpret it, they absolutely do not need caused by effective advertsiments of Apple. I feel that is functions like Siri who are taking humanity out of the hands of humans and placing them into computers and technology, and playing with the laziness of human consumers. It becomes a sad day for humanity when, people can camp out overnight and sleep in the streets for an opportunity at this device, it completely shocks and boggles my mind.