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No holes left

It’s weird how reality hits you in the face sometimes. Like the other day, I was sitting in a bus, ready to go on a long bus ride while listening to some good music, when I realized my phone doesn’t have a headphone jack. Like, how out of touch with reality does one have to be to not know that your phone doesn’t have a headphone jack?

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There’s no hole there. Well, technically there is, but you get the point. Times change, people change, most holes get filled, but some remain open. Like the hole in my heart and the hole in my pocket.

Progress

What do we want?

We want faster phones, scarier horror movies, underwater restaurants, everlasting bacon, science-based religions, edible flight food, educated politicians, non-addictive drugs, human libraries, three-parent babies, self lacing shoes and of course, pocket pussies. We want to talk to cellphones when we feel lonely. We want to learn to play the piano in one day. We want to wear computers. We want to simulate roller-coaster rides. We want everything right now.

I used to wonder what’s the point of these endless desires. But I kind of get it now. This is how we evolve. I think it is this unstoppable want for new and better things that makes us progress in life. It is what makes us inventors and travellers.

However, things can get confusing along the way.

Goddammit Dolby. What if we get bored of this too?.

I’ve been thinking about what we want vs what we need. Its funny that most of us have a clear idea of what we want but have no clue about what we need. We don’t even know what we need until it is invented by someone else. Some good examples:

Kickstarter

Photovoltaic cell

Having said that here are some things that I know for sure that I don’t need:

Animated emojis.

News in 100 words or less

“New” Jumanji movie. I hope they don’t ruin a great movie