Because we have technology, we have to find ways to use as much of it as possible.
There should never be a moment without it. That’s just the facts. And you need to see how much of it you can cram into each moment. That’s just the meaning of life.
Terminal G at the Minneapolis airport has replaced people with iPads. IPads are everywhere you look. There couldn’t be more of them. If you want food or drink, you have to tell the iPad what you want. There are still a couple of people around. They bring you the food or drink. If you try to tell a person what you want, they tell you to tell the iPad instead. There is nothing they can do for you.
There are also many TVs showing different channels of sports, up on the walls.
There is no place on the iPad menus to send feedback about the dehumanizing treatment. They don’t want to know.
But how many Ipads could there really be?
It isn’t just that there’s an iPad at each table, sitting off to the side. There’s an iPad at each seat at each table. They are propped upright, so you can barely see over it to talk to the person across from you. And the iPads are not benignly sitting there, waiting for your input. They are doing stuff. Show adds, etc.
Steve Jobs sits up in his grave at least once a day to look at this and have a series of 8 to 12 orgasms in quick succession.
It’s a nightmare for regular human beings who like to ask the server: ‘How big are the Pizzas?’ or ‘What’s good here?’ (the answer of course to the second one is: ‘Nothing’s good here, idiot. You’re at an airport! Just use the dang iPad!’ And the answer to the first question is 10 inches.)
Soon, all the servers and cooks will be gone, anyway. So get used to it! They will be replaced by rolling screens. And then soon after that these robots will get tired of waiting tables and will conquer the human race, leaving survivors only for the use of energy storage.
But that’s life. If we don’t use the technology in every imaginable place, what’s the point in having it at all? Jeez! We don’t want to waste it.
Get it while the getting’s good!
LOOK AT ALL THOSE SCREENS AND LIKE IT! It’s the greatest time to be alive, ever!