If I have said it once, I have said it a million times, “Technology is NOT our friend.” And the people who are in the path of wildfires in California are finding this out, firsthand.
California has built much of its emergency response system around the premise that alerts and evacuation orders will be received by residents with cellphones or landlines. But landline technology has changed, and telecommunications companies are increasingly relying on internet technology, which is subject to power outages, to serve households with voice calls.
Go ahead and re-read the above paragraph, especially the part that states, “but landline technology has changed, and telecommunications companies are increasingly relying on internet technology, which is subject to power outages, to serve households with voice calls(to evacuate because a fire is crawling up their ass).
I remember back in the 80s, we experienced a tornado that damn near decimated the town I lived in. There was a total blackout. But the only thing that worked even though no one had electricity, was the telephone; the landline phone. I was amazed when I picked up the phone and there was a dial tone. Thankfully, our house only suffered minor damage to some roof shingles, but many, many homes were seriously damaged and some even had a huge tree sitting smack dab in the middle of them. But we could still communicate because landline phones were working.
Fast forward to today and not only has our dependence on this newfangled technology hurt us, it is killing us since those in California, thanks to blackouts, cannot receive notifications to leave their homes ahead of wildfires approaching. People are literally going to die in their beds because we have embraced that which we should have spit on and refused to take up but because we are so stupid that we will just accept anything and everything that is put before us as an improvement to our lives, this is the result. We have no one but ourselves to thank for why we have enthusiastically embraced the cause of our demise and so don’t now turn around to look for someone or some entity to blame for our stupidity and failure to look ahead. Those people who have already died in those California wildfires and who will die in those California wildfires have no one but themselves to blame for why they are charred corpses or soon to be, charred corpses.
People sit somewhere and stare down at some smartphone as if it were their very lifeline when in fact, it will assist in their death because once that battery in that smartphone dies, there will be no phone calls, no apps to make sure food gets delivered via ‘Uber Eats’ and some more shit. Even when a phone has been turned off by the cellphone company for lack of payment, emergency calls can still be placed, but what good is that going to do when the phone is dead and there is no way to charge it?
Some of you are probably saying, “Well, why didn’t they charge their phones in their cars?” Seriously? How many people do you think are going to remember to head out to their cars, start them up just to charge a phone? And even if they did that, how soon do you think they’d run out of gas? See where I’m going with this? Of course you don’t because you’re stupid. You cannot see past what some commercial has told you that you need. You couldn’t even figure out that if it sounds too good to be true, then it usually is and smartphones and personal assistants are all very well and good as long as the electricity is working, but the minute that shit’s been shut down, Alexa and Siri can’t tell you a goddamn thing. They can’t make any suggestions to you as to what to do about the shit you’ve gotten yourselves into. That shit shouldn’t even exist but because you so enthusiastically embraced what is going to aid and abet your goddamn demise, you are now sitting somewhere looking stupid as hell.
Folks would look at me like I was crazy when I would tell them that that smartphone is one of the worse things they could have embraced. Now, there is 5G technology out there that is rapidly killing us because of the massive amounts of radiation it takes to stream your movies and shit over those goddamn smartphones, but even 5G cannot help you when the power is out. Now, how great is that? We fucking deserve everything that is coming down the goddamn pike because we not only begged for this shit, we insisted that it become faster and replace everything we had ever known and could rely on. We cannot rely on this shit that relies on a fucked up infrastructure that Mother Nature is destroying by the hour.
Folks in California and other places soon to be visited by catastrophes are going to die because of ‘new technology’ that replaced what was more reliable since we kicked up not one goddamn fuss about this bullshit that we embraced with such fervor. And now that this ‘new technology’ is failing us, we are looking around for someone else to blame. Look in the mirror. You asked for it and you got it and so now deal with the consequences. This entire planet is fucked up and is giving back what we gave it and as each year passes, the shit is going to get more and more lethal for us. And more and more of us are going to be impacted by it. So, don’t sit somewhere on your stupid ass and laugh at what’s going down in California as though catastrophes are going to stop with California. All of us are next. Count on it! I have actually seen comments whereas assholes are stating that “those liberals in California deserve those wildfires.” The shits that masquerade as ‘humans’ these days make me want to puke with how depraved they are! To some stank shits, even catastrophes are okay so long as they happen in a so-called ‘blue’ state as opposed to a ‘red’ state. What the fuck does that say about us?!! Not a goddamn thing good. That’s for damn sure! You filthy shits sicken me and I cannot wait to unplug myself from this mess because I am becoming tainted by your vileness!
LOS ANGELES – Mary and Charles Lindsey went to sleep to the glow of the Tick fire, but they had seen wildfires before and their two-story home in the Santa Clarita foothills seemed safe enough. All Thursday, they hadn’t gotten a reverse-911 alert, or an emergency email, or a phone call. All had seemed quiet since 11 a.m., when Southern California Edison shut off their power.
Mary and Charles Lindsey were two of the lucky ones, for now, since they escaped with their lives even though they received no emergency alert to evacuate immediately since their smartphone was dead. Next time, they may not be so lucky and many, many folks won’t be so lucky as Mary and Charles Lindsey. I usually say that this is something to think about, but the fact is, it’s too late to think about this shit now, because we are in the midst of it and the shit’s only going to get worse. So instead, think about how fucked we ALL are!