Falling birthrates in the west – is this the reason?
From WA Today article about the desire to have the latest gadget, which I’m sure has absolutely nothing to do with the launch of the new iSanitaryTowel2 and would probably have been written anyway even if people weren’t outside Apple stores queueing for hours and hours rather than go into Dick Smith and but the same thing for the same price in 45 minutes (my bold).
Whatever happened to simple, get-away-from-it-all pleasures such as walking the dog? Well, even dogs are now online: a collar-mounted device called the Puppy Tweet – showcased at this month’s Crufts – sends messages from your pet to your phone or laptop. Ask a mutt to “heel” and you’ll get a message back saying: “Right behind you, dude.”
Or sex? Research in the US found that 22 per cent of Americans whose coitus had been interrupted by a ringing mobile took the call.
Which kind of fits in with this Demotivational that appeared recently.
Message to the Malthusians: you probably don’t need to worry.