Ian just bought a MacBook on eBay, and now the seller has disappeared with his money. Chase just sold his car to a guy he met on Craigslist, but not after some shady meet-ups. These tools have been around for years, and regardless of how questionable they may be at times, people love them or people hate them. If only there were a more centralized place that held us all accountable for buying and selling things – like a store, but on the internet.
When we were kids, our parents sent us outside to go play and use our imagination, get dirty, and cause mischief. Now, thanks to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) focused “toys,” kids can build robots, program them to pick up their room, and do it all while learning to program a game. This leaves the guys at an impasse – is imaginative creativity, or structured “follow-the-rules” play better?
Alert: You slept for sixteen minutes and twenty-seven seconds less last night than your six-month average. Expert sleepers typically stay within one standard deviation (five minutes) of their average sleep time; consider going to bed eleven minutes earlier tonight to recover your average and maintain optimum cognition. This information will automatically be added to your personal report. For your safety, your car has also been notified and you have been limited to twelve minutes of driving above the speed limit for the duration of your commute. You have visitors tonight; your joint playlist has been tweaked towards low-BPM songs to encourage you to sleep at the recommended time. Good morning.
You just got off work and get on the bus to head home. Instead of checking Twitter (again), you decide to do a little gaming. You pull out your portable console and the 2 bite-sized controllers, only to notice the person across from you is watching curiously. You offer up one of the controllers and play a round of Mario Kart. Turns out™, it’s hard for both of you to see such a small screen, and that little thumb drive of a controller is pretty awkward to maneuver with 2 hands. It’s the future of console gaming – and it’s awkward at best.
First thing this morning, I bought $12,000 worth of “premium” stickers for email. The problem is, they’ve all degraded and now I can’t tell what any of them are. Due to a glitch in the sticker implementation, only I see the degradation — everyone else can tell what they are. That’s why Oma got a sticker of a drone holding an offensive sign and my wife got a picture of Chase. Even that would be okay, but the worst part is that I can’t even make myself breakfast because I don’t have any money left to renew my smarthome lightbulb subscription.