Smartphones Are Old Tech

Written By Alexander Boulden

Posted March 18, 2024

Dear Reader,

I want you to do yourself a favor.

Imagine a future without smartphones…

Crazy concept, right?

For me and probably for you too, it’s not so hard.

I grew up without one.

In fact, for most of my life, I never even had a cellphone.

I guess my parents had a bit of an “open door” policy, where I could come and go when I wanted to, within reason.

We lived in a pretty small neighborhood at the time, so I would hang out with friends and walk in the woods for hours, finding vines to swing on, trees to climb, and old rundown farmhouses.

I never needed a phone to do what I needed to do. If I felt unsafe, I would go back.

I still remember the days of finding a pay phone at camp or on vacation if I needed to make a call.

I remember calling a girlfriend’s house and politely speaking to her parents in order to talk to her, knowing full well that her parents or siblings might be listening in on the other line…

I remember the freedom of being independent as a kid — keeping track of the time with an old Casio or Timex and setting a date and time to meet friends somewhere.

These were the before times.

These are the times I’ll talk about when I tell my grandkids, “When I was your age…”

But what’s happening now is different. A human experiment, the end result of which we still don’t know.

If you stop to think about it for just two seconds, you’ll realize the majority of tasks in your day can be accomplished without a phone.

In a lot of ways, phones make it harder to accomplish tasks.

Maybe that’s the point…

Sure, GPS is nice if you’re lost, but you probably take the same roads every day. You don’t need a GPS to tell you how to get to the office or local grocery store.

You can talk to strangers in public, but that would be kinda weird, right? Yet you interact with them nonstop through Facebook and Instagram and TikTok.

I don’t know, I think the fight to ban TikTok is a fight for the soul of humanity. It has nothing to do with politics for me.

Back to my experience with phones… Once the first cellphone was introduced to my family, it was kept in the car, only for emergencies.

Then they got smaller, cheaper, sleeker.

As a default, we all got wireless accounts, got hooked into the Matrix. Spent all our money on these “plans.”

Then everyone started carrying them like a sidearm.

We carried them to school. Got in trouble for looking at them in class.

If you were caught texting in one class, a teacher would read the text message out loud. Oof.

It was all downhill from there.

Then Apple decided to exploit the human race even further and brought the iPhone to market.

It’s so important to realize how badly it disrupted our communication system as humans.

We were never meant to constantly text or “like, comment, and subscribe.”

It’s not natural.

Little did we know how prolific cellphones would become.

Now they rule our world.

They’ve destroyed our ability to be human.

And they’ve taken away our humanity.

It’s not hard to see why.

While smartphones have brought about numerous benefits and conveniences, they’ve also been associated with certain drawbacks and negative impacts on individuals and society.

Here are just some of the ways…

  • Excessive smartphone use can contribute to social isolation, as people may spend more time on their devices and less time engaging in face-to-face interactions.
  • Texting and social media have led to a decline in traditional face-to-face communication skills.
  • Smartphones can be a source of distraction, especially in situations where focus is crucial, like driving or during work or school.
  • And they’re addictive. Smartphone addiction is now a recognized phenomenon, and excessive use can have negative consequences on mental health and overall well-being.
  • The blue light emitted by smartphone screens can interfere with sleep patterns, potentially leading to insomnia and other sleep-related issues.
  • Smartphones can be vulnerable to privacy breaches, with personal information and data being accessed or exploited by malicious entities.
  • Prolonged use of smartphones, especially with poor posture, can contribute to physical health problems such as neck and back pain, eye strain, and something called “text neck.”
  • Social media apps on smartphones can contribute to feelings of inadequacy or low self-esteem, as individuals may compare their lives to the curated content of others.
  • The anonymity provided by smartphones and online platforms can facilitate cyberbullying, which can have severe consequences for mental health and has led to countless suicides.
  • The production and disposal of smartphones contributes to electronic waste, and the mining of materials for these devices has negative environmental and ethical consequences.

According to Android Authority, the average smartphone costs $790, and you have a monthly plan to use it! And many people buy new ones every year!

They’re keeping us poor and spying on us at the same time.

Not to mention, they’re all the same. You buy a new one and it’s the exact same thing as five years ago. Sure maybe the camera is better, but who cares?

Ultimately, smartphones have destroyed the world economy, killed people, and rotted our brains.

It’s the ultimate con by the OG tech giants.

But what if there were something that could finally break the cycle of abuse?

Sure, you could go back to a “dumb phone” or use something like the Light Phone, which is meant as a way for you to take a break from the smartphone.

But you’re not thinking outside the box.

Because right now there’s a replacement technology that far outpaces the capabilities of your dusty old smartphone.

AI Phone

I know what you’re thinking… you’re done hearing about AI.

And look, I am too, but I just saw something that I truly believe will change the course of humanity.

Enter the Ai Pin.

After this tech takes off, you’ll forget your smartphone even existed.

Humane — run by former Apple employees — has created a device that challenges the very core of the smartphone.

It’s called the Ai Pin, and it’s a wearable device that harnesses the power of AI chatbots to assist you, not harm you like a smartphone does.

According to Humane, the Ai Pin runs on a Snapdragon processor with a dedicated Qualcomm AI Engine. It has an ultra-wide camera with depth and motion sensors so you can take pictures and video and also interact with the world around you.

Just like Apple products, it’s small, sleek, and extremely powerful.

It also has a built-in personic speaker, bluetooth pairing, and a mini projector with a laser ink display so you can read and interact with text on your hand. You can even hold the camera up to food, and the AI will give you the nutrition facts.

But it wouldn’t be an iPhone killer if it wasn’t a phone. So, yes, you can make phone calls and send texts and emails.

It starts at $699, and you also pay $24 a month for a cellphone plan, already cheaper than the competition.

Remember, this is just the beginning.

It’s not hard to see what the future looks like after watching the company’s presentation.

A lot of people are criticizing it because it can’t “do” much.

That’s exactly what people said when the first smartphones came out.

And they got left behind, along with their portfolios.

So what companies should you be adding to your portfolio to take advantage of this trend before you get left behind?

It’s not Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, or Nvidia.

Check it out here.

Stay frosty,

Alexander Boulden
Editor, Wealth Daily

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After Alexander’s passion for economics and investing drew him to one of the largest financial publishers in the world, where he rubbed elbows with former Chicago Board Options Exchange floor traders, Wall Street hedge fund managers, and International Monetary Fund analysts, he decided to take up the pen and guide others through this new age of investing.

Alexander is the investment director of Insider Stakeout — a weekly investment advisory service dedicated to tracking the smartest money on the planet so that his readers can achieve life-altering, market-beating returns. He also serves at the managing editor for R.I.C.H. Report, a comprehensive service that uses the highest-quality investment research and strategies that guides its members in growing their wealth on top of preserving it.

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