Black Friday has gone from a very busy shopping day to THE SUPER BOWL OF SHOPPING DAYS…
Addto that Cyber Monday, where Americans spend close to 20 billion on stuff they mostly don’t need or will ever use. Most of the crap we buy is for gifts, largely for ourselves. Gifts for ME, YEAH THATS GREAT! After all we earned them.
The stock market is back up over 12,000. Unemployment is around 9% most of the time. And we keep hearing things are better, but are they? The fast answer is NO, they’re just different. The world has been rocked by iPhones, iPads, computers and online madness. Everyone is on Facebook and too busy screwing with it daily. Everyone surfs the net for God knows what, and if you shop, go to a movie or restaurant, it seems everyone is sitting around texting about nothing.
My theory is simple: we’re in a modern depression-recession for one reason mostly, THE INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA…
It has taken our jobs away. Just like in that movie 2001 long ago, the robots are here and they’re winning.
We don’t need your kid to work for extra money at Macy’s this Xmas because we have ONLINE SALES and ONLINE DEALS. The stores have not been that busy except for BLACK FRIDAY and maybe a day ot two before Christmas. Car salesmen have felt it as well. Many people go online to buy their next car. Who really needs to lock horns with a sales guy? Moving to LA, Miami or Chicago? The dream home you desire is right there online.
There are few really big name bands in rock or anywhere else anymore.
All the big concerts are mostly older bands and singers from the 80’s and 90’s, before the robots and social media took its toll on that industry. With over 1,000 TV channels, who knows who anyone is anymore, except for Snookie?
And the reality TV Shows, boy are they well done, huh?
They’re cheap to make and fast – no acting required. Kinda like YouTube where anyone and everyone is a star…for a minute. Who needs real actors or singers, they’ve got them on Reality TV for next to nothing?
Hollywood is fighting to stay alive against the robots they helped build to kill themselves with. For example THERE ARE NO BIG NAME NEW MOVIE STARS. No new Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler or Eddie Murphy. Ain’t happening.
Sure, there are some new names, new baby stars, but their paydays are way lower than the superstars of the past. It’s over. Notice I didn’t mention women stars, because outside of Brad’s wife, Angelina, there are none. And she’s only a biggy in action films anymore.
It’s sad, those were the days. Before Bush, Obama and Wall Street set us back to brokesville.
But face it, it’s the computers that are the real villains.
Here’s some good news; most of us are still working and living our lives – those that read kcconfidential. But what about the kids coming out of or still in college? The future looks to be a cube office, with computers, tech support, tech advice, tech whatever. How boring. The money isn’t as good either.
A boring, lame world lies ahead, created by that invention I’ve just spoken about.
Thank God we can text and tell each other just how much food we ate at Taco Bell. We really need that.