Visit Page
Skip to content

“Facing” Up to My Lack of Phone Freewill

I used to be able to do what I wanted to on my phone. I’d turn it on and maybe check different news and weather channels. Check out what’s trending on Twitter. But things have changed of late. In a META way.

Now my phone “demands” I take certain actions or I can’t go where I want to go. On the Internet! I must do an update or click on some bar I have no idea about. Then it happens. My face! On camera!

These days you don’t get any control over your face being seen by some Algorithm. I wonder if “they” mock me for the lettuce in my teeth. Or my off-part and pillow wrinkles cause I just woke up.

I resent this invasion of privacy. It’s absurd that the device meant to “free” us is requiring a total and complete lack of freedom. Don’t comply and you can’t login to your own phone.

It’s part of an ongoing battle with Hackers. Faceless burglars trying to steal whatever private numbers you have that they can exploit at Target for a few hours.

I realize where this is leading. Research shows that as of 2020, there were 626 million facial recognition cameras in use in China. In the U.S. states like Maine and Massachusetts have banned them completely.

Showing my face to my phone is still the safest way to keep it secure. This makes me resentful. Living “in the future” as I am has become too tech heavy for me.

As a gal of a “certain age,” I fondly recall the decades before this nuisance was invented. In my day, my parents had no way to reach me once I left the house! They couldn’t track my movements, or know who I “followed” cause back then I followed on foot or in my friend’s old Mustang.

That was real freedom. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to use my Index Fingerprint to log into my bank account. I don’t even want to think about which body part they’re going to ask us to use next.

We all go through major life transitions when relationships end… Through this website, I will share my thoughts as I walk the path of “New-Self” discovery. It doesn’t matter which side of 50 you are on. The real question is, Are you ready to live life? To forge a Path of Your Own Making (For a change!)? Then stop dwelling over the What-Might-Have-Beens and join me. Share your thoughts here, comment on mine, and let’s do this together! 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This