Off the Grid

I find the idea of living “off the grid” an interesting one. I know at least one person who’s told me aloud it sounds like a pleasant idea for the future. I personally wouldn’t be inclined to opt out of this plugged-in global society of ours, for a number of reasons; chief amongst them being: how?

Is it feasibly possible to actually go “off the grid” for real?

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How Old Do You Have to Be Before It Gets Weird?…

There are certain behaviors that, after a certain age, seem just weird. Trick-or-treating when you’re 27 is weird. Going on a merry-go-round if you’re 41 and you’re by yourself is weird. Hell, just being 18 and playing in the jungle gym is weird. But for most people, it’s never quite clear exactly when these behaviors start being weird.

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The Machines

That device you’re reading this on right now, it’s a machine! Whether it’s a smartphone or a tablet or a laptop, the only way you can read this right now is if you are currently reading this on a machine.

But these devices had to come from somewhere, right? Yes. These machines were built… by other machines! Yes, it took several different machines, all together inside a factory specifically made to house machines, to make that much smaller machine you have in your possession right now.

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An Ode to Clichés

Here’s the reality of the situation

Both sides are at fault here

But we didn’t start the fire

Nor did we kill two birds with one stone.

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Player One

There’s a very interesting social psychology that goes into inviting someone over to your house to play video games. It’s a well-established rule that if it’s your house, you get to be Player One and you get to choose everything (unless you’re taking turns choosing stuff, in which case, you go first). For example, no one but you gets to decide which Super Smash Bros. items get to stay or go.

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Let’s Throw Out the Bums!

It’s time to throw out the bums! Who’s with me?!

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