Rising Female Death Rate – Turning the Corner?

“Doublethink is the acceptance of or mental capacity to accept contrary opinions or beliefs at the same time, especially as a result of political indoctrination.”

George Orwell, from “1984”

 

 

 

August, 2017 – Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? – The Atlantic

August 5, 2017 – Teen smartphone use linked to depression, suicide – researcher

August 6, 2017 – No, Smartphones are Not Destroying a Generation | Psychology Today

August 10, 2017 – Smartphones haven’t “destroyed a generation” – slate.com

 

 

 

 

June 24, 2017 – The Dumb Phone Movement: Is It Time For Us To Abandon Our Smart Phones?

October 13, 2017 – Getting rid of our smartphones isn’t the answer–Aleteia

 

 

 

The words “mystery“, “baffled” and puzzled” are memes, used, among numerous similar variants, whenever anyone in the wholly-controlled-and-coopted Political, Academic, Scientific and Media establishments wants to lie about, well, basically anything. One of those variants is “shocked“.

That’s why a story below says “the most recent mobile sales numbers coming out of Japan are a shock. For the past two years, smartphone sales have declined. Some 5.3 percent fewer smartphones sold in 2014 than in 2013.”

We’re turning the corner:

July 20, 2017 –  A 19-year-old told me she no longer has a smartphone but carries instead the most basic model. “iPhones ruin everything,”

It’s becoming en vogue to leave the Borg collective:

August 15, 2017 – Amandla Stenberg Explains Why a Flip Phone Is Better … – Teen Vogue

People are getting that this shit’s illin:

January 4, 2016 – Serious backlash brews against Samsung’s insane smart refrigerator …

January 4, 2017 – 5 Big Predictions for Artificial Intelligence in 2017 – MIT Technology …Perhaps 2017 will feature some sort of backlash against the AI hype

Remember…when the school of fish, the flock of birds turns, they do so apparently as one.

 

 

I have a flip phone, which I got only grudgingly in 2007.  I’d note that the gasps of amazement are disappearing when I take it out, anymore.

And, also, at my new job, when they grasped that I had a flip phone, they offered me a free iPhone, with a paid-for plan every month. To everyone’s shock, I refused. Some weeks later, I was told “the big boss is getting you a smart phone” (and not from a kindly perspective, but rather implying I wasn’t as connected as I should be)…I haven’t heard anything else about it.

 

 

 

 

February 13, 2014 – Gartner: Smartphone Sales Finally Beat Out Dumb Phone Sales 

 

February 18, 2015 – Old flip-phones are the iPhone’s newest rival in Japan

 

February 19, 2015 – Meet the last 3 millennials who don’t have smartphones 

 

February 23, 2015 – Why ‘Dumb’ Feature Phones Could Make a Comeback Around the World

Japan has long been a global leader in mobile phone trends. That’s why the most recent mobile sales numbers coming out of Japan are a shock.

For the past two years, smartphone sales have declined. Some 5.3 percent fewer smartphones sold in 2014 than in 2013.

Meanwhile, shipments of dumb “flip-phones” rose by 5.7 percent last year over the year before. Dumb phones—also called “feature phones”—are now eating away at smartphone sales in Japan.

 

May 16, 2015 – These Are the Young People Who Refuse to Let Smartphones Rule Their Lives 

 

September 22, 2015 – Smartphone backlash: the mobile that gives you your life back

 

January 4, 2016 – Serious backlash brews against Samsung’s insane smart refrigerator …

 

February 4, 2016 – Death To The Dumb Phone: Soon, Nearly 80% Of Mobile Phones In The US Will Be Smartphones

 

February 16, 2016 – I Don’t Have a Smartphone

My “dumb” phone (with tangible keys!) is far from on-trend. Yet, when it comes to my phone

 

February 22, 2016 – Do YOU want a ‘dumbphone’? Experts say smartphone owners are increasingly buying second handsets with limited features – but batteries that last for weeks

Many users are now turning their backs on smartphones for basic devices. Some will use a smart device and a ‘dumbphone,’ when more convenient

‘Dumbphones’ do little more than texts and calls, have better battery life
s smart phones continue to grow smarter, many people are now rejecting the increased connectivity and taking a huge step backward.

Embraced by average mobile users and high-profile figures alike, including British actor Eddie Redmayne, the ‘dumbphone’ is making a comeback, and it can only perform the most basic functions.

Ditching complex handsets, ‘dumbphone’ users actually have to use their phones as a phones, limiting functionality to calls and texts, and freeing up time otherwise spent glued to a screen.

 

March 7, 2016 – I’m a Millennial and I Use a Dumb Phone
March 14, 2016 – Why Do So Many Smart People Use Dumb Phones? – TheBlaze

 

April 18, 2016 – My Dumbphone is SMART, and Your Smartphone is making you DUMB

 

July 4, 2016 – Why I Got Rid Of My Smartphone And Bought A Brick Phone 

 

November 12, 2016 – Could flip phones make a comeback? 

 

January 4, 2017 – 5 Big Predictions for Artificial Intelligence in 2017 – MIT Technology …

Perhaps 2017 will feature some sort of backlash against the AI hype …

 

March 1, 2017 – Dumb phones survive rise of the smart phone

Last year 1.5 billion smart phones were sold around the world, according to research firm Gartner.

But the dumb phone market is still significant, with nearly 400 million sold in 2016.

In certain emerging markets such as India, their sales still outstrip smart phones.

Basic phones accounted for over 55 percent of all mobiles sold the third quarter of 2016 in the world’s second most populous country, according to the International Data Corporation, a market research firm.

And dumb phone sales are continuing to rise in this major market by about four percent per year.

 

March 5, 2017 – Dumbphones find a niche in the age of the smartphone

 

April 4, 2017 – Mothers who are so glued to phones they ignore kids | Daily Mail Online

 

May 1, 2017 – It’s time to dump your smartphone… For a “dumb phone”

 

May 8, 2017 – Language Delay: Kids Who Use Smartphones Start Talking Later 

 

June 1, 2017 – Is a dumbphone a smart buy? 

For some, it was like a lost love returning. But in other markets where smartphones aren’t ubiquitous, the dumbphone never really left.

 

June 9, 2017 – Night smartphone use may lead to poor sleep and self-esteem in teens

Teenagers who use their smartphones late at night may have low sleep quality, leading to poor mental health,

 

June 19, 2017 – Colorado group wants to ban sale of smartphones for kids under 13

 

July 20, 2017 – Backlash against the all-seeing iPhones

A 19-year-old told me she no longer has a smartphone but carries instead the most basic model. “iPhones ruin everything,” …

 

June 24, 2017 – The Dumb Phone Movement: Is It Time For Us To Abandon Our Smart Phones?

 

August 5, 2017 – Teen smartphone use linked to depression, suicide – researcher

 

August 10, 2017 – Smartphones haven’t “destroyed a generation.”

 

August 15, 2017 – Amandla Stenberg Explains Why a Flip Phone Is Better … – Teen Vogue

 

August 31, 2017 – Why teens should put down their phones, sign out of social media, and reclaim their lives

 

September 2, 2017 – How getting rid of my smartphone revolutionised my life

 

September 29, 2017 – Developers Are Abandoning The Apple Watch 

 

October 9, 2017 – Smartphone addict goes blind after 24-hour gaming binge

 

October 13, 2017 – Getting rid of our smartphones isn’t the answer--Aleteia

4 thoughts on “Rising Female Death Rate – Turning the Corner?

  1. Edward

    He Jeff, if they make you take the smartphone at work, just forward it to your flip phone and leave it on your desk when at work or on the table when at home (outside your bodies energy field) and use it ONLY when you have to for work. That’s exactly what I do. I leave it in my truck when I’m not home so I have it near by if I must look at a jail website on the fly, but other than getting on this sight sometimes at night with it, or looking up info on the jail dockets, I never use it. I hate it and in the last year or so whatever hand I’m holding it in starts hurting after holding it a few minutes. If I hold it a prolonged period of time the pain starts moving further up my arm. And I start feeling bad. So unless I am using it, it stays outside my bodies energy field. When at home i keep it next to my hhg, and in the truck it sits in a box with a couple tb’s. I NEVER talk on it anymore and haven’t since about January or February of 2016. Ive had my business number on a flip phone for about 5 years now or so because the smartphones won’t let you do a 3 way call from the jails. Which is a handy technique for closing the deal on bonds. Anyway, just a suggestion if they threaten to fire you over not taking the damned thing.

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  2. Jeff Miller Post author

    Thanks, Edward. No, hilariously, no mention of the phone they were going to force upon me! Ah, mirth.

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  3. Carlos Silva

    Edward, that pain in your hand from holding the smartphone may be your psychic gift showing. Most people don’t have that impression from smartphones or the industry would not have taken off and that’s why I’m saying your experience is special.

    Personally, I do get tired after talking on the phone – with it next to my head – for a long time, I guess about 30 minutes. It happens on both an old-type mobile and on a smartphone, by the way. I know it isn’t healthy to put it next to the head but don’t like having it on loudspeakers. I should probably get a headphone + mic set for using at home, at least.

    Smartphones are practically pocket computers and I doubt if other common technology has not been weaponized in some manner too. The more recent flat screens, for instance – what a ghastly light they emit.
    Fortunately there’s orgonite and other tools to mitigate those unheatlhy factors, so for most people who are not so sensitive there’s no need to shun common technology.
    There are people so sensititive they can’t stand being in relative proximity to mobile network masts (or death towers as we call them). Orgonite is a lifesaver in that kind of situation.

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  4. Edward

    Carlos, yeah I hate the speakerphone too. And Bluetooth is absolutely out of the question. I tried a Bluetooth headset years ago when they 1st came out and started getting bad headaches. This was sometime right after hurricane Katrina when they 1st became popular and I was so busy I was using it all day long. Because the headaches were so bad I did some research and found out your brain synapses fire at the exact same frequency that Bluetooth operates, 2.4 Gigahertz. Can anyone say BRAIN ENTRANEMENT TECHNOLOGY!! So I definitely won’t ever use that tech. Studies have shown that because of how bad Bluetooth affects your brain, there are actually MORE accidents as a result of using Bluetooth while driving as opposed to just talking on the phone. It can cause confusion and memory loss!!

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