Their brains are now completely dependent on the devices and they are completely enslaved. Think about it, if someone carried a bible with them everywhere and couldn't sit anywhere without the bible being on the table... you'd say they were a religious fanatic. But because the phones are shiny, it's all good, right?
"In this New World, we must accept transparency, and I'll even say total transparency. Banking secrecy, everything is going to be transparent, and you have to get used to it, you have to behave accordingly. It becomes, how should I put it, integrated in your personality, but if you have nothing to hide, you shouldn't be afraid."- Klaus Schwab (speaking to a French journalist). The World Economic Forum has been quietly granted backdoor access to billions of cellphones. According to inside sources from the WEF, there’s a cunning plot brewing. The organisation is compiling extensive "blacklists" of users who dare to express "politically incorrect" views or engage in perceived "wrongspeak". The WEF’s ambitions extend far beyond mere lists as they intend to categorise the populace into two distinct groups: the compliant and the “deplorables", which will help assigning social credit scores to people, before the social credit scheme is officially rolled out in the next coming years. Our trusted cellphones, once symbols of liberation and connectivity, have become the WEF’s trojan horses. These intimate devices, cradled in our hands and nestled in our pockets, may now grant the WEF unfettered access into our thoughts, opinions, and actions.
'The Last Book' by artist sculptor Mela Cooke, bronze, Montalto sculpture prize - "This sculpture represents the sad demise of one of my favourite things, the book. Today it is so rare to see children with a book in their hands. Instead I see children holding screens. Whilst a screen can and does provide information, and even stories, it is the future loss of that physical entity which saddens me deeply."
"Amazon 451", the digital burning of books and why we should read books on paper: A book read from a screen is a book not physically printed. This is the first way of "burning" a book. In 'Fahrenheit 451' (1953), Ray Bradbury imagined a tyranny in which books were burnt by pyromaniac fire brigades. If 451°F refers to the auto-ignition point of paper, there are other ways of digital combustion: censoring, erasing, altering or restricting access to books in e-formats, attacking authors, or indifference. How cynical to be calling reading machines Kindle and Fire! In 2009, copies of George Orwell’s 1984 were deleted from all Kindle users who had downloaded it. Retraction of digital books is so easy, that claims of copyright violation or plagiarism can have a digital book virtually ripped out of the hands of buyers. "When has Amazon ever thought about anything other than world domination ? " - Lydia Leong, New York Times. This will be relevant as long as we keep reading books from screens and as digital materials are increasingly commonplace in schools and other educational environments.