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I'm bucking the trend and I don't care. This is one of those rare times when everyone else is wrong.

I’m bucking the trend and I don’t care. This is one of those rare times when everyone else is wrong.

Friends, barely a week goes by without something popping up on my news feed about how some new wearable device or app, or app-enabled device, is going to be a ‘disruptive technology’ that will destroy traditional models of healthcare.

And here’s the thing: the potential of wearable technology is absolutely massive, and sooner or later someone is going to use it to create a product that will change the social world. It will be like the first MP3 player; an innovation that will start entirely new trends in technology.

But none of the current generation of wearables will do this.

Because they are not trends.

They are fads.

And if you look at the “evidence” that they use to support their claims you will see that they are all talking bullshit.

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One possible explanation for stupid YouTube comments.

One possible explanation for stupid YouTube comments.

Friends, I loved ‘The Amazing Spiderman 2’ (hereafter referred to as ‘TAS2’) so much that I was under the impression that everyone loved it.

It is only recently that I discovered that the film has something of a negative reputation amongst ‘fans’ of Spiderman.

This is a shame since as far as I can tell it is by far the best Spiderman movie ever made.

One of the main reasons why people dislike the movie is because they don’t like the fact that a different take on the Siderman universe is being portrayed. And I’ve come to realise that the reason why some people hate this different take is actually quite simple: they are children.

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If this is how you express yourself then damnit, that's your right!

If this is how you express yourself then damnit, that’s your right!

Friends, free speech is a thorny issue, and it always has been.

Ok, maybe not always. I mean there was those few millennia where there was no free speech and the powerful just listened to what you said, and if they didn’t like it they stabbed you.

In the bottom.

But these days we have free speech and that is a very good thing.

However, we’re still having trouble working out when someone’s free speech is being violated and when it isn’t. And this is an argument that the whole world seems to be having right now.

To me it sort of boils down to the difference between telling someone they’re wrong, and telling them to shut up.

There’s nothing wrong with the first, but there’s a lot wrong with the second. continue reading…

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