There are tech consumers out there who are wearing watches that enable them to play Pong. Pong, which was initially released in 1972, is currently being written about as if it is something we should be excited about. I understand the nostalgia that prompts the resurgence of things that were once thought long dead and part of tech history, but let’s be honest here, Pong is not going to save the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch has been nothing more than an Apple branded calculator watch since it was released — a pretentious extension of an excessive tech lifestyle. Yet, while this piece of the past makes us chortle with sarcastic resolve, Apple is also looking to the future as they fight to protect our privacy.
Apple is justifiably battling with the government to make sure they are the only ones who can backdoor their mobile operating system. Meanwhile, a former Secretary of the Treasury is calling for the elimination of the $100 bill. The European Central Bank also wants to kill the €500 note. Put on your tin foil hats, it’s about to get real.
Apple is also looking to the future as they fight to protect our privacy
While we are all focused on the possibility of a Voltron reboot and not being able to cheat at Monopoly, the government is focused on breaking into our phones and taking a step towards creating a paperless money society. Sure, there is a tad of paranoia buried in there as no official moves have been made to eliminate money. It sure does give you some things to think about though as a pure capitalist makes serious headway towards the White House. Both the exposure of privacy as well as controlling our money are steps towards total population control. Thankfully, we probably won’t be alive when it all goes full Hunger Games.