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wearing watches now is timeless

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  • Independent
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    Wearing watches now is essentially wearing jewelry. The Oyster or Breitling or others so appealing to the readers of Forbes are hardly for telling time. They're for showing off. Looking at a wristwatch to find out the time . . . so retro.
    Who ever would have thought that you'd ask someone for the time and they'd reach into their pocket for a phone with a viewing screen.
    Who'd have thought that same screen, by the tweeze of the fingers open or shut, would give the viewer a perspective spectrum (perspectrum?) from satellite height to backyard trespass?
    What leap of imagination would have landed at the point of young women using their phones for self-voyeuristics known sexting or selfies. almost like obverse-usurping the historic and traditional role of young men as invaders of propriety and privacy (proprivacy?)
    A watch is now a time-piece in about the same way a hybrid is a horseless carriage.
    Well, not quite.
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    What a wonderful world, with all of us, and our play things constantly EVOLVING. I frankly can't keep up with it all. I only do "selfies" in my own mirror. It just all seems too complicated. I like sail boats, bicycles you can pedal yourself, old fashioned ice cream cones, and laying on a blanket on the grass. Walking on the beach with real sand between my toes (& crab repellent). And scuba diving with an octopus. I love unpolluted air, rainbows, & water you can drink right from its natural source (no chlorine & chemical cocktails needed). I love looking at a globe & seeing something other than War Zones & Strategic Alliances. It would be so nice if our tax money could be spent on solving problems peacefully, -- not on Enemy-Seeking Drones, & new methods of killing people.

    But, who should expect UTOPIA? There is a lot to be said for Computers, even the old clunker like I am typing on right now. And I am in love with 24 hour "You-Tube" (ha) It keeps the dogs amused, & covers up my husband's snoring. And then think about even this "Democratic Hub" --- who could have imagined this 15 yrs ago? Yep, it is all gradually evolving, even as we speak. --- AND NOW: Where is Julian Assange these days, when we may really need him??





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  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    I thought it was time to stop wearing a watch about three years ago - I've never looked back;)
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    Hey PGR: I have always wondered ----- when you stopped wearing a watch ---- Did Time really STOP??
  • Independent
    Foxborough, MA
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    alongcameaschneider Wrote:
    Who ever would have thought that you'd ask someone for the time and they'd reach into their pocket for a phone with a viewing screen.

    Soon we will not be reaching into our pockets. Wrists are back in fashion. Quoting an article on ZDNet:

    According to CCS Insight, 22 million wearable devices will be shipped this year — more than double last year's 9.7 million total.
    The analyst predicts that within four years, shipments of wearable devices could hit 135 million — compare that to the 315 million PCs sold last year, and the nearly one billion smartphones.
    The analyst predicts that wrist-worn devices will account for 87 percent of wearables shipped in 2018 – made up of roughly 68 million smartwatches and 50 million smart bands, with either no screen or with a minimal, one-line display.
    Fitness trackers are the fastest-growing category

    My grandson uses his smartphone exclusively for everything; my own recent upgrade to a "phablet phone" allowed me to continue on as usual when the utility company "fried" my computer and I had to wait a few days for a customized replacement. Amazing technological advances in just a few years! And now we will no longer needs pockets (problematic sometimes for a woman) because we will just wear these on our wrists. The newer ones will also be feminized, I understand, to mimic jewelry. Technology changes in the blink of an eye, and a wrist.

    I wonder if the fitness tracker will soon be able to connect with the doctor if it senses something amiss? Perhaps even call an ambulance if the situation is more dire? Or maybe there will be software which will download the appropriate app into our bodies to correct the issue? So much more convenient for the user and think of all the unnecessary medical expense saved!

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    [url=https://www.democratichub.com/user/71251.aspx">eternal flame[/url] Wrote: Hey PGR: I have always wondered ----- when you stopped wearing a watch ---- Did Time really STOP??


    More like stood still;)
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    Hey PGR: I just have to comment about the new "image" or should I say ---- new "attire". Have you joined the Green Berets? How handsome. But I must say I have enjoyed all your images --- (& the ones with inebriating beverages), and ALL. But you really should get a ROLEX at least once, this Christmas.
    I happen to have at least 2 Japanese knock-offs, for sale (cheap). ---- Are you interested? (My husband won't notice for at least 3 months: )
  • Independent
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    I stand corrected as having slipped out of the loop of the ongoing helical ascent (or at least variation) of time and temporal device.
    Yes it's going to be the opposite of what I posted. It's going to be the progression of retrogression. The smart phone that now rings (or wrings the neurons as if an addiction) will be on the wrist. The wrist-blet (?). Dick Tracy to an exponential of display and diversity and demographic distribution.
    Maybe I'll have to adorn my wrist with the bondage of a bracelet affixed to which is, essentially, an alter-essence of my being with, eventually, even the ability to convey its every measurement and even temperment for homeostatic adjustment, correction, heaing, remediation, . . .resuscitation??
    But until prices come down to Timex levels, I'll stick wth what's in my pocket. My . . yes, ya got me, my dear on . . retrophone with its 2"x4" screen that I can tweeze.
    And that brings to mind a problem. There's that much less "footprint" for technology on the dimensions of my wrist. Another year at my age and I may not be able to discern the details my appendage, let alone some pixellated graphics strapped on it. Then what? A crank think with a separate ear piec on the wall of my trailer home?
  • Liberal
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    I'm a master of disguises.

    After re-reading all of amc's posts I've gone out and stolen a bible from Motel 6 and joined the military as an "advisor".

    What would you like to know? I now am confident that I "know it all" after reading my newly acquired "Good Book".
  • Independent
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    eternal flame Wrote: Hey PGR: I just have to comment about the new "image" or should I say ---- new "attire". Have you joined the Green Berets? How handsome. But I must say I have enjoyed all your images --- (& the ones with inebriating beverages), and ALL. But you really should get a ROLEX at least once, this Christmas.
    I happen to have at least 2 Japanese knock-offs, for sale (cheap). ---- Are you interested? (My husband won't notice for at least 3 months: )
    I was wondering as well; but yeah he loves French cars, champagne and wild French women, so I fully agree with him, but I've not bought such a hat yet; I'll stickto a baseball cap for now, may be later I get a nice hat from the Pope.
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    It is a pity we cannot see all the Wild Disguises, & Handsome Gentlemen we have on this Forum. Wouldn't it be nice, if we ALL could get together some night before or after Christmas, to celebrate the NEW YEAR. (?) We could all come in by private jets, or horse & buggies, or motorcycles. And make a Toast to the fact that the World has survived one more year, and we can all make plans for the Next One. It may be a Huge Revelation, to us all, but we could survive it.
    ----- But just in case, my pilot forgets the route, -- or my reindeer get stuck in a chimney, ---- BEST WISHES TO ALL, -- & to ALL, a GOOD NIGHT.