Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by panzerman, Nov 29, 2018.
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Now excuse me while I try to make this traffic light.
My daughter eats her cereal every morning with her cousin who is 2000 miles away.. they see each other, they talk.. it's really great.
My older daughter has homework sessions with her friends .. again awesome.
I work from home... I manage 65 computer technicians in various countries... from my home office.. I see and talk to them all day long.
Every new invention can be used incorrectly or abused.. I think the ancients would be proud of us.. although explaining the Kardashians would be difficult.
@TIF to keep this legal
I would but I'm under the gun from every angle right now, maximum stress, and for the next few weeks won't be able to do much on CT other than click "like" and make a few comments here and there
ROMAN REPUBLIC COINAGE:
Italia Aes Rude - bronze ca 5th-4th Century BCE 29.7mm 32.4g
This would be about an Uncia in value...
(there, now we are legal @Pishpash ... )
I think I am at really interesting age. I am 50. I remember all the 'old days'. I am of that age where there are numerous Hollywood movies about the 'nostalgic past' (though for me they yesterday). But today younger crowds seem to communicate in stilted and bizarre acronyms. I often have to ask my kids what they are saying, what they mean with their texts to me. Its seems to me it takes more time for them to explain. I dont know. I guess I am just old fashioned or too old.
I remember a time when smart phones were first invented, my wife and I were in San Jose, we were waiting in line in a popular restaurant and everyone had their phone in their face. Not speaking to one another, just ignoring the world around them and tapping on their phones. Very strange at the time but very common now.
I believe the smart phone is detrimental to society and I am sure many would agree with me, but many here are younger and wont see what I do.
I am sure for most under the age of 25 they would have lost interest in this post after the first 20 characters. Its just the way it is.
Septimius Severus, Nikopolis ad Istrum, AD 139-211
AE, 3.11g, 16.5mm; 2h
Obv.: AV KAI [CE] CEVHPOC, laureate head right
Rev.: NIKOΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΠΡΟCICT; crescent and one star
I know that I would
their product, game, social network or other frivolous diversion for as long as possible. Gotta get those advertising dollars (and data to bundle up and sell).
This well-engineered interface exploits our natural reward circuitry, encouraging smartphone addicts to incessantly seek the next hit of dopamine from a fresh "like" or comment on one's newest vapid selfie, or excitingly-displayed new updates, news, messages, or helpful reminders that you could be playing a rousing game of Candy Crush instead of actually doing something in the real world.
I love the access to the internet when "out in the field" for informational enlightenment when there's a zone of ignorance that oughta be remedied, for monitoring business, and to research unfamiliar antiques and collectibles, but I've never downloaded facebook, twitter, or any such nonsense on the phone save some messaging apps for communicating with my European antiquity sources.
It's a useful but dangerous tool (like Nuclear energy) and unfortunately some users of smartphones and similar tech can't resist and let it scramble their brains and enslave them. I prefer a nice forest or stream over algorithms, but maybe I'm just a Luddite; I hear they have virtual nature now, ya don't even have to get up, put your boots on or get your hands dirty anymore!
Aurelian, AD 270-275
Ae Antoninianus, 21mm, 3.9g, 6h; Rome mint.
Obv.: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG; Radiate bust right.
Rev.: ORIENS AVG; Sol advancing left holding globe, two captives below
In Ex.: XXIS
This reverse could be interpreted as Smartphone personified, holding the Earth and trampling it's conquered slaves.
You absolutely nailed it! Young people who grew up with this will never understand how they've been programmed to think it's normal to base their idea of self-worth on such meaningless and empty things ("likes", "retweets", etc).
Hahaha... behold! Celli Invicto!!!
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