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Old 01-08-2018, 11:59 AM
 
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I notice how so many people kind of getting own by a smartphone literally. For example, people are simply upgrading their software because they see a notification on their smartphone screen saying that a new version of the software is ready to be install, and all they did is upgrade it without any thought. Then you get all these complaints that oh my phone is not working, oh help what can I do.

Is funny how we human cannot control our own behavior, instead, we let all objects control our behavior and dictate what we do and how we should live throughout the day.
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Old 01-08-2018, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I notice how so many people kind of getting own by a smartphone literally.<>
I do not think that word means what you think it means. Things cannot actually own people.
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Old 01-08-2018, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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My car owns me, (I find I would be hugely inconvenienced without it).
My stove & refrigerator owns me (ditto). My soft comfortable bed, my rainproof coats, the list goes on.

And as each have upgrades become available, why not implement them?
When I replaced my fridge it was with a an in-door dispenser. My newest car has backup sensors, rain detection etc, etc.

Smartphones (aka pocket computers) are a tool that started out a gadget, evolved enormously in capability and is now exceptionally useful in daily tasks.
The great majority of software / app updates are bug-fixes and minor improvements, and every so often a new feature is added.

Why is this a problem?
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Old 01-08-2018, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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None of that stuff owns me. If any of those things don't do what I expect it to do, it gets trashed, or traded in. Same thing with the phone.
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