My 2 cents review on Missile that wipes out everything that are electronic.
Can we survive?
As I was reading this article from smartplanet.com about a device that can wipe electronic things like PCs, laptops, smartphones, etc , it kind of spooked me up a bit. This device missile can cause chaos and many panic in the world. So many people in the developed countries such as USA, Europe, Asia, etc.. who are used to technologies will suffer the most if this missile device destroy our electronic devices.
Let's talk about the hearing world. I am hard of hearing and going to try my best to visualize how it will affect hearing people.
First of all, please correct me of I am wrong, hearing people will be shocked, upset, angry, have anxiety attacks, etc.. But here the thing, they can hear. They can always turn back to landmine phones, use many older technologies that doesn't require electric. They can communicate and do whatever they can to survive. I would think the farmers will survive much better than those who do not farm (like me!), because they were able to grow gardens, take care of animals, and they don't rely much on technologies and even if they do, they know how to do the old fashioned farming. I have great respect for them because they take pride in what they do as farmers.
I think military people would be better survivors. They are trained to survive in the worse places in the world. My father, who is retired as a Gunny Sergeant in the Marine Corps, have always told me stories of survival. He would teach me leadership by saying , "To be a great leader is to be a great follower". He would explain to me that each military men and women were responsible to make sure that they stay alive and check person in their squad or platoon to see if they were well taken care of. They knew how to defend themselves and protect those who needs security. They have leaders and experts that can help them and themselves survive in time of chaos and disasters.
Now, as a person of hard of hearing, in my thoughts and pondering about this article will be a disaster for me. Let's talk about me as a hard of hearing person. First of all, I need my hearing aids to hear or I wouldn't be able to hear. My hearing aids are devices that enable me to hear better. Ever since I got my new hearing aids that are digital, I was able to hear much better but not 100 percent. I was able to hear my precious daughters' voices, the cat meowing, my dogs' barking, and so forth. I can hear the birds, the crickets, frog croaking, and best of all, classical music. With my hearing aids I was able to sing some songs with my girls (I am horrible singer! even the dog howled at me and told me to shut up roger in dog language). I was able to communicate better with hearing people because my speech have improved quite a bit with my hearing aids plus I have daughters that would giggle at me when I said the words in improper speech. So they corrected me and when I got the speech right, they celebrated! Oh I love my babies. I am blessed and because I have a wonderful, loving, intelligent wife who puts up with me and being a great mother to our daughters, it makes this family strong and full of grace.
I rely on technologies! My Iphone for communication, my laptop to write and study and , television with closed captions for news or weather. But before I get into that let me tell you a little about myself.
As I was growing up, technologies weren't my thing. I was mostly a kid who loves to play sports. I would go and hang out with friends at B.C. Street in Okinawa, Japan. I remember going to the Gate 2 mall and just walk around, chat, and play some arcade video games. I would walk many miles just to see my buddies and come home late in the evening and chill out. I loved my school. When I went to Okinawa Christian School, that's where most of my buddies are from. They would invite me to their homes and just have a great time. We didn't need computer or video games, we just needed each other to keep us entertained! We were comedians and we would laugh until our stomach were hurting and then we laugh again! Those were great days!
When I came to the states, everything changed. I couldn't hang out much in Chicago, IL because I couldn't grasp the concept of danger in the big city. There were gangs, guns fights, drive by shootings, and robbers. In Okinawa, I would walk everywhere with no worries. In Chicago, my parents would keep me in the house as much as they could after school and on my days off from school. So what my entertainment at that time? Gameboy was my thing. I played Mario Bros, Racing, and some other games. That day was my turning point of relying on technology. During my senior year, I moved to Oklahoma. I didn't know much about the deaf devices. So after I graduated from high school, i went to college without an interpreter, got my Associates in Accounting, then went to work for an accounting firm. That when it got worse. I got my first TTD (Telecommunication Technology Device for the Deaf). It's a device where it looks like a typewriter that enables me to call any hearing person through a relay operator.. The relay operator would tell this hearing person what I typed and then the operator will listen to the hearing person's statements and type it back to me. If the deaf person have a TTD, then I can just "phone" them and we would type to each other like yahoo instant messenger! Then later I would purchase playstation, ninento 64, Sega, computer, and text phone. These things became important to me until my wife came along. Even today, I still rely on my Ipnone , laptop and television. I tried to limit the usages of those things. Even my kids are addicted to TV and Iphones!
I truly admired my wife. She have the ability to go without for days! I encouraged my kids to read books,. play outside, and do more things with their mind instead of being buried into technologies. Technologies can destroy marriages, families, friendships, and even ourselves.
But here's the question: Can we survive? Sure we can! In both hearing and deaf worlds, we can survive anything through prayers and faith. Also by having fellowship with good people and making sure we share the news to keep each other informed as much as possible. . We can cook, work, protect our each other and do what we can to survive. Lately people in the world are turning to technologies like they were our saviors. In Okinawa, the proverb would something like this , : "When we meet, we are brothers and sisters". They don't need money, technologies, guns, etc.. to be brothers and sisters, they would just share the unconditional love with one another. Love is what help us survive as well as common sense, courage, and understanding hearts.
We got books! We can read if our laptops or smartphones were no longer working. We got bibles, novels, newspapers, and so many other things that we do to keep our mind busy. What about board games like Monopoly, Chess, Checkers, Sorry, oh man, so many to list! That can bring the family together and keep our bonds strong. We can communicate in our language and just enjoy God's nature.
For hearing people, what if radios stopped working? We got music instruments like guitars, piano, drums, and so many other musical things to play with. Families and friends can make up their own songs and just enjoy the day together.
We as People are strong, smart and caring. We can survive. If we put our negative thoughts aside and allow the positive to flow through our hearts and minds, we would be much better off. To much evil and negative attitudes have destroyed families, marriages and friendships. Technologies can't fix our hearts but Love can. Through the Love of Christ, we will survive. Even those who are not Christian, can survive through love and positive minds.
Will you survive without your electronic devices?
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