Cambodia's appeal: do you hope it goes hi-tech or stays simple?

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Re: Cambodia's appeal: do you hope it goes hi-tech or stays simple?

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:37 pm

John Bingham wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:39 am
There wasn't a great education system during the wars. Many elderly Americans are barely literate too. :wave:
Yeah, but it was not all the war's fault. (and not just in US)
Many of those older folks used to be fully literate - with all the analytic, critical thinking, discernment skills, etc that good education brings.
But then they started watching Fox and all those abilities simply evaporated.

It's a bit of a worry, apparently facebook and smartphones do the same thing. swipe.
So the youth, everywhere, are lost to civilisation too.

So maybe it's not such a bad thing that the all this non-stop crap consumption, including all that tech candy, is going to snuff out life as we know it on this planet anyway.

Maybe if someone comes up with an App that explains really simply how this current trajectory just cannot go on...
Do you reckon that would get humankind to start acting like literates again?

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Re: Cambodia's appeal: do you hope it goes hi-tech or stays simple?

Post by phuketrichard » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:32 pm

Spigzy wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:36 am
I really wonder what made @phuketrichard, who loves Thailand, so much so hateful of Cambodia. :dragonchase:

Sorry PR, actually your anti-Cambodia posts do keep a level of awareness going for those at the other end of the spectrum who are perhaps dangerously in love with Cambodia to the point of blindness; keep 'em coming! :hattip:
Dont hate Cambodia at all, ( why would i move there if i hated the place?) nor do i find it the paradise many here seem to think it is......
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Re: Cambodia's appeal: do you hope it goes hi-tech or stays simple?

Post by GMJS-CEO » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:01 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:32 pm
Spigzy wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:36 am
I really wonder what made @phuketrichard, who loves Thailand, so much so hateful of Cambodia. :dragonchase:

Sorry PR, actually your anti-Cambodia posts do keep a level of awareness going for those at the other end of the spectrum who are perhaps dangerously in love with Cambodia to the point of blindness; keep 'em coming! :hattip:
Dont hate Cambodia at all, ( why would i move there if i hated the place?) nor do i find it the paradise many here seem to think it is......
@phuketrichard Has found the perfect balance, not hating the country and not falsely believing it’s a paradise. He deserves kudos for reaching that kind of balance, any reaction to him otherwise must be envy.
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Re: Cambodia's appeal: do you hope it goes hi-tech or stays simple?

Post by John Bingham » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:55 pm

When did anyone here ever say it was a paradise?
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Post by Cowshed Cowboy » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:29 pm

I've got an elderly friend who is arriving in PP today for his 4 day annual snowbird visa run first ever visit to Cambodia. If PP was a smart city he'd most definately be in trouble. He isn't big on location research so I hope he makes it back in one piece, looking forward be hearing his first impressions in comparison to his last 2 year trips to Saigon and Yangon.
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Re: Cambodia's appeal: do you hope it goes hi-tech or stays simple?

Post by Mishmash » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:24 pm

Duncan wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:00 pm
If we were to live in a hi-tec / smart city , there would be no need to drive to school . The way i see it, way into the future is every kids home would be their classroom, linked together with other kids and the teacher by hi-speed fibre optic video system.

I think we are nearly there already.
Directly into the brain..

With your whole life pre-programmed using your genetic database details.

And a cashless 'social credit' system to ensure you comply.

Plus a drone based AI complete with robotic police and military for that ultimate take-over of Humanity by the overlords.
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Re: Cambodia's appeal: do you hope it goes hi-tech or stays simple?

Post by newkidontheblock » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:41 pm

SternAAlbifrons wrote:the analytic, critical thinking, discernment skills, etc that good education brings.
But then they started watching Fox and all those abilities simply evaporated.

It's a bit of a worry, apparently facebook and smartphones do the same thing. swipe.
So the youth, everywhere, are lost to civilisation too.

....tech candy, is going to snuff out life as we know it on this planet anyway.
Please enlighten me.

So Fox is part of the deep conspiracy with Facebook and smartphones to lose civilization and snuff out life on this planet? I thought that was global warming?

Fox is the loyal opposition to the mainstream media who tell people what to think. Their motto is ‘you decide’. More information and viewpoints is better, isn’t it?

Anyways, tech is a tool. It can be used to liberate all mankind, or enslave it. People decide how it will be used.
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Re: Cambodia's appeal: do you hope it goes hi-tech or stays simple?

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:05 pm

newkidontheblock wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:41 pm

Anyways, tech is a tool. It can be used to liberate all mankind, or enslave it.
Yeah, i guess you're right.
a bit like, let's say - supermarkets, in that way.
The problem is some people get hooked on them, and make all kinds of totally irrational actions - like buying stale "fresh" food for much higher prices than at the local market.
'Know what i mean, Nuke?

"Enslaved", yeah, thats a good word.
or -bedazzled, mesmerised, fooled...
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Re: Cambodia's appeal: do you hope it goes hi-tech or stays simple?

Post by Phnom Poon » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:11 pm

newkidontheblock wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:41 pm
Fox is the loyal opposition to the mainstream media who tell people what to think.
lol

the problem is that tech amplifies
if there are inequalities, instabilities, addictions, and brutalities in our existing systems
guess what

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Re: Cambodia's appeal: do you hope it goes hi-tech or stays simple?

Post by techietraveller84 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:32 am

fazur wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:26 pm
Without reliable electricity there will only be no-tech. A vision of a city with electrical or hybrid cars will be a fantasy until this basic is a reality. The cost of electricity is another hamstring.
China seems to have that figured out. Building more coal fired power plants in Cambodia.

This means better air conditioning and more stable internet, as well as potential for some of the great smart city conveniences, but in exchange the blue sky is going to turn more Beijing-gray once these open.

https://www.energycentral.com/news/two- ... h-sihanouk
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